Sarah Gershon appointed to the WomenLead Professorship

Posted On January 18, 2020

The Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Dr. Sarah Gershon to the Ray and John Uttenhove WomenLead Professorship. The criteria for selection of this endowed professorship included high-quality scholarship, excellence in leadership, and an ability to inspire students to learn. WomenLead was established in 2015 by the Robinson College of Business… more »

Carey Links the Global Wave of Protests to Internal Immigration

Dr. Henry F. (Chip) Carey, Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses the common reason behind demonstrations that have swept across a lot of countries recently.

“Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut,” he wrote. “… [T]hey also share… more »

New Publication: Local Accountability and National Coordination in Fiscal Federalism

Only when democratic decentralization is combined with the integration of political parties, fiscal federalism will consistently deliver on its governance promises, Dr. Charles Hankla and coauthors argue in a new book.

Using data from 135 countries across 30 years in addition to comparative case studies of Senegal and Nigeria, the authors formalized… more »

Goldberg on NPR Discussing Changes Among White Liberal Voters

Zach Goldberg, a doctoral student of political science at Georgia State University, had his work featured on NPR discussing the changes among white liberals towards race.

In an article entitled “How White Liberals Became Woke, Radically Changing Their Outlook On Race,” NPR’s political correspondent Asma Khalid discussed different indicators that show a more left-leaning… more »

Dexter Lensing Awarded NBR’s Chinese Language Fellowship

Dexter Lensing, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Georgia State University, has been awarded the 2019-2020 Chinese Language Fellowship Program (CLFP) from the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR).

The fellowship seeks American scholars in PhD programs committed to researching contemporary Chinese politics, society, and modern history with the goal… more »

Kristina LaPlant Awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Teaching

Kristina M. LaPlant, ABD Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in College Teaching by GSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The Certificate of Teaching Excellence provides a professional academic standard by recognizing the discipline-specific pedagogy programs, and related mentoring and supervision achieved by Graduate Teaching Assistants… more »

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 »