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What We Call Racial Violence Matters – Here’s Why

Crabtree and SimonelliLabels can send a powerful message to the public. New research by Kiela Crabtree and Corina Simonelli finds that the words used to describe an act of violence can change perceptions of it.

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Pre-election roundtable

October 22, 2020 
Location: 1430 ISR Thompson

CPS 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 29, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: 1430 ISR Thompson

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Vincent Hutchings

Featured Project

American National Election Studies (ANES)

Founded in 1948, the core mission of the American National Election Study (ANES) is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts and time. Learn more about ANES.

Recent Publication

Politicization and Polarization in Climate Change News Content, 1985-2017

A new study quantitatively shows, for the first time, that during a 30-year period, coverage of climate change has not only become dominated by partisan voices, but also that those voices are associated with increasingly different messages about climate change. Read more about the study.

CPS News

Jenna Bednar receives Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award

bednarPosted June 6, 2020Jenna Bednar is the 2020 winner of the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award. This award is given by the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations section of the American Political Science Association. It recognizes Jenna’s “distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.” Congratulations!

Mara Ostfeld receives award for best paper in Political Behavior

OstfeldPosted June 6, 2020Mara Ostfeld received the award for her paper “The New White Flight?: The Effects of Political Appeals to Latinos on White Democrats”. This article extends work focusing on the increasing identification of blacks with the Democratic Party to appeals to Latinos. Ostfeld identifies several key mechanisms for the relationship between such appeals and changing white attitudes toward the parties, and then develops experiments to test those mechanisms. Congratulations!

Vincent Hutchings receives the 2020 Tronstein Award

Vincent HutchingsPosted May 1, 2020. Vincent Hutchings received the 2020 Tronstein Award for his innovative and outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in the U-M Department of Political Science. Congratulations!

James Morrow receives SSIP Distinguished Scholar Award

Posted March 31, 2020. James Morrow is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Scholar in the Scientific Study of International Processes (SSIP) section of the International Studies Association. Read more.