Deal Barlow on Christian Nationalism and COVID-19 Vaccination

Monique Deal Barlow, a PhD candidate of Political Science, discussed the underlying reasons why white evangelicals are the least likely religious group to say they will get vaccinated against coronavirus.

In an article for the Conversation, she argued that “suspicion from religious conservatives regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is built on the back of their growing… more »

Lazarus in the Washington Post on Earmarks

Posted On March 6, 2021
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Jeffrey Lazarus,  Professor of Political Science, wrote to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage on the Democrats revival of the earmarking process.

“Now that Democrats control the House and Senate, they plan to revive earmarking — a process by which legislators can direct federal spending to their home districts. Democratic lawmakers are hoping earmarks can… more »

Carlin, Students in Washington Post on COVID-19, Leadership

Does the public rally behind leaders who get covid-19? Writing for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Dr. Ryan Carlin and student researchers at GSU’s Pollitik public opinion lab analyzed the approval of five incumbent executives worldwide who contracted COVID-19. The authors found that personal leadership rallies — a bump in popularity after covid-19 diagnosis… more »

Bolsen on his Recent Publication on COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

Dr. Toby Bolsen, Associate Professor of Political Science, was interviewed on the role of COVID-19 conspiracy theories in influencing public health messaging and pandemic mitigation. Presented by Kat Pitts, the radio show is part of the “Navigating the Pandemic: Past, Present, and Future” series that explores the implications of the novel coronavirus.

Dr.… more »

Hankla on Government Efficiency in Handling COVID-19

Posted On May 9, 2020

In a recent article published by The Conversation, Dr. Charles Hankla, Assistant Professor of Political Science, asked: “What do the countries that have dealt effectively with COVID-19 have in common?” Based on his recent research, he provided an answer: “The countries best able to provide local public goods – including primary health care, critical during… more »

Work of McCoy and Rahman Cited in the NY Times

The work of Dr. Jennifer McCoy and PhD Candidate Tahmina Rahman is featured in a New York Times opinion piece by Thomas B. Edsall. The author referred to their 2018 paper, “Polarization and the Global Crisis of Democracy,” published by the American Behavioral Scientist Journal.

Edsall’s article discusses political polarization under President… more »