Faculty in the News
The New York Times discusses the influence of gender on partisan affiliation and ideology, while also analyzing the relevance of of societal perspectives in regard to the subject. Featured in the article are the results of Dr. Melissa Deckman’s study (co-authored with Dr. Erin Cassese of the University of Delaware) on “gendered nationalism” that highlights different political outlooks between men and women.
The Baltimore Sun discusses how Maryland conservatives are recruiting school board candidates to represent their opposition to COVID-19 mandates and the inclusion of social issues in the classroom. Dr. Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department at Washington College, discusses past examples of school boards serving as a “political battleground” and offers insight into how the economy and pandemic may influence the outcomes of the races.
In an article for World Politics Review, Dr. Christine Wade discusses the arrest of former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the request of the US Department of Justice. Dr. Wade examines Hernandez’s enablement of state-sponsored drug trafficking and his relationships with United States presidential administrations, as well as his probability of extradition to the US.
Insider writes about the efforts of Generation Lab, a startup that is working to provide polling data on young Americans. Dr. Melissa Deckman discusses how although it is difficult to encourage young adults to respond to polls, new weighting techniques can ensure that their opinions are being accurately represented.
Kyodo News analyzes President Biden’s foreign and domestic strategies during his first year in office. Professor Andrew Oros of Washington College discusses how the US can practice priority-setting in regard to foreign policy and how this may be affected by factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic.