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Celebrating 50 years of the Center for Political Studies

The Center for Political Studies marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration featuring a keynote address by Arthur Lupia. Many alumni and faculty also shared their reflections on what the center has meant to them. Click here to view a recording of the event and statements about CPS.

Words that respondents recall hearing about Trump


Interdisciplinary Workshop on Politics and Policy

December 2, 2020 | Noon to 1:00 PM EDT
Angela Ocampo
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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Politics and Policy

January 27, 2021 | Noon to 1:00 PM EDT
Jae Jae Spoon
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Meet our faculty and staff

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.

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Recent Publication

Words That Matter: How the News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Campaign

What do voters really learn from the media about presidential candidates? A new book by experts from the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, and Gallup, Inc., Words That Matter: How the News Media Environment Allowed Trump to Win the Presidency, offers in-depth analysis and conclusions about the information that mattered most in the 2016 presidential election. Read more about the book.

CPS News

Yuen Yuen Ang Awarded Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

Posted September 24, 2020. Yuen Yuen Ang won the Theda Skocpol Prize by the American Political Science Association in recognition of her “impactful empirical, theoretical and/or methodological contributions to the study of comparative politics.” The prize recognizes emerging academics up to ten years post-PhD for scholarly excellence in political science. Congratulations!

Mai Hassan receives best article award

Posted August 31, 2020Mai Hassan and Thomas O’Mealia won the best article award from the African Politics Conference Group of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for their article, “Uneven accountability in the wake of political violence: Evidence from Kenya’s ashes and archives,” Journal of Peace Research, 55(2), 161-174. Congratulations!

Arthur Lupia named Gerald R. Ford Distinguished University Professor of Political Science

Posted July 17, 2020. “Professor Lupia has been hailed as one of the leading political scientists of his generation,” Rackham Graduate School Dean Michael Solomon wrote in his recommendation. “He has contributed path-breaking and highly influential research in a wide variety of topics, including electoral behavior, public opinion, direct democracy, legislative organization, institutional design, policy implementation, and the impact of electronic media.” Read more in the University Record.

Vincent Hutichings appointed as a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor

Vincent HutchingsPosted July 17, 2020. Established in 2019, the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship recognizes senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement. “These faculty members have demonstrable impact in their disciplines,” said Susan Collins, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “It is truly gratifying to recognize and support these distinguished scholars.” Read more in the University Record.