Category Archives: Research

Vodka Intrigue: Read the Salon.com piece by Mark Schrad

Mark is still in his cups — but only in an academic way: http://www.salon.com/2013/08/24/murder_intrigue_and_the_mysterious_origins_of_vodka/

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Read Mark Schrad’s Op-Ed in the NYT

Mark writes about the movement to boycott Russian vodka to protest its anti-LGBT legislation. Read about here.

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Big Politics ‘Man is by nature a political animal,’ Aristotle wrote.  So what in nature makes humans political?  How did nature make us that way?  What does it mean to be political?  When did being political begin and how did … Continue reading

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Catherine Warrick: Doing Field Research: evidence, ethics and the unexpected (or, How I Ended Up Marching to Parliament with 50 English Nationalists and a Million Cops)

I’ve spent the past seven months in England, doing field research for my book on Islamic law in the United Kingdom. It’s been fantastic, but honestly, professors don’t do field research for fun.  It often is fun – interesting people, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Dixon Wins APSA Accolade

Jennifer, a second-year Assistant Professor, has received the only Honorable Mention awarded in several years for the Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in Politics and History, marking a very successful APSA season for us. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Read David Barrett’s Politico piece on NSA data-mining

Professor David Barrett has a new op-ed in Politico. Read it here: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/surveillance-privacy-nsa-programs-legal-92590.html

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