Teaching

UG Junior Workshop: Immigration Politics and Policymaking in America

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Founded and built by immigrants, the U.S. has a complicated relationship with newcomers and the political, economic and cultural changes they cause. In this junior workshop, we will examine some of the most important research studies on immigration politics and policymaking in America addressing some of the following questions.

How have electoral politics, policymaking in...

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POL 547: Identity Politics - Ph.D. seminar

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Graduate seminar on identity politics within the U.S. context; primary focus will be on ethnic, racial and religious identities. We will tackle questions about when, why and to what extent group identities take on significance in American politics. In so doing we will examine theories of identity development and change; consider strategies for measuring identity; and assess empirical approaches to the study of identity groups in American politics. We will also explore how context, institutions and elections work to politicize identities under some conditions.

We will engage...

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POL 334: Immigration Politics and Policymaking in the U.S. - UG lecture

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Founded and built by immigrants, the U.S. has a complicated relationship with newcomers. How have politics shaped and been affected by U.S. immigration policy and the policymaking process? How and when do changing demographics affect the public’s views about immigrants? What role do cultural concerns play? Do immigrants conform to nativist fears? How do members of Congress vote on immigration policy, and do they follow their constituents’ preferences? How is immigration policy used in...

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POL/LAO/LAS 423/333: Latino Politics in the U.S. - UG seminar

Semester: 

N/A

What is Latino politics and is it different from American politics? What do we know about Latino voting and attitudes in U.S. elections? How do policies and institutions impact Latinos, and how are policies and institutions impacted by them? What methods can we use to find out? In this course we will use social science to examine questions about Latino politics in the U.S. Topics include: Latino party identification and policy preferences; patterns of political participation among Latinos; ethnic and national identity in politics; immigration, demographics and their political impact;...

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POL 341: Experimental Methods in Politics - UG lecture

Semester: 

Fall

The use of experiments to study and influence politics is widespread and growing, partly because they can identify cause and effect not possible with surveys or other data. No longer confined to the lab, political scientists and campaign operatives use new technology to conduct experiments on thousands of voters in real elections. Massive political experiments have been conducted on Facebook, by mail and telephone, but is it ethical to influence politics in pursuit of new knowledge? What have experiments taught us about voting, race, and representation in America? This class will cover...

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