New Publication: Political Debates have Different Impact on Men vs. Women

GSU’s Dr. Sarah Allen Gershon and PhD candidate Kristina LaPlant found that men and women experience different emotional reactions during political debates, based on evidence from the first presidential debate of 2016.

In their study published by the Journal of Political Behavior, Gershon and LaPlant – along with their co-authors Kim L. Fridkin and… more »

McCoy on NPR Discussing Historical Roots of Venezuela’s Crisis

Posted On May 20, 2019

Talking to NPR’s Throughline, Dr. Jennifer McCoy discussed the roots of the current economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Throughline is NPR’s history podcast hosted by Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei.

Dr. Jennifer McCoy is a leading expert on Venezuela and a distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.

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Zoukis 2019 Concluded: Prison Reform and Re-Establishing Citizenship

Posted On May 14, 2019

Centered on the theme of Prison Reform and Re-Establishing Citizenship, the fourth annual Zoukis Summer Institute was successfully concluded on May 9th, 2019 with a long list of speakers including state representatives, judges, founders of non-profit organizations, lawyers, academics, and other justice advocates.

The Zoukis Research Collaborative encourages and supports scholarly research into all aspects… more »

New Publication: Gender Stereotypes Limit Power of Female Presidents Across Cultures

Posted On May 1, 2019

Female presidents have less power to shape policy and are held to higher standards in key policy areas than male presidents, according to a study led by associate professor of political science Dr. Ryan E. Carlin. The article, “Presidents’ Sex and Popularity: Baselines, Dynamics and Policy Performance,” was published by the British Journal of… more »

Bailey Fairbanks Receives Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award

Bailey Fairbanks, PhD Candidate in Political Science, has won the Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award awarded by GSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Award goes to the graduate student who exhibits exceptional work in the classroom and a dedication to improving his or her craft.

In addition… more »

Two POLS Students Presented at the GSURC 2019

Two student recipients of the University Assistantship under the sponsorship of the Political Science Department presented their work at the 2019 GSU Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC).

Both being Honors College Students and Presidential Scholars, Kelsi Quick and Jenny Pham worked under the supervision of Political Science faculty. Supervised by Dr. Ryan Carlin,… more »

Upcoming: Zoukis 2019 on Prison Reform and Re-Establishing Citizenship

The 2019 Zoukis Summer Institute will be held on Tuesday May 7th until Thursday May 9th. This year’s theme – entitled Prison Reform and Re-Establishing Citizenship – will have panels featuring state representatives, judges, founders of non-profit organizations, lawyers, academics, and other justice advocates. The panels, open to students, faculty, and the public, are located at… more »