The West has always been at the forefront of the American mind. From the early days of the Republic, when the vast area beyond the Appalachian Mountains spurred imagination, through the mid-19th century, when the vast plains beyond the Mississippi River beckoned those seeking a new start, the West has Read more…
PIPE Workshop: Aditya Dasgupta, UC Merced
Explaining Rural Conservatism: Technological and Political Change in the Great Plains
Rural areas are conservative electoral strongholds in the United States and other advanced capitalist economies. But this was not the case historically. What explains the rise of rural conservatism?
Part three in our series, Dividing Lines, will focus on redistricting voters in California. Bedrosian faculty affiliates, Anthony Orlando and Christian Grose will speak about Grose’s co-authored research, The California Citizens Redistricting Commission: Fair Maps, Voting Rights, and Diversity.
William Resh (USC) with Christina Kinane (Yale) and Anne Joseph O’Connell (Stanford) will discuss some of the legal intricacies of the Vacancy Act, the strategic calculations that political actors might make regarding vacancies, and their impact on agency performance.
NPR featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on the efforts to unseat Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. “Her strongest critics are also Black women. And so there’s growing understanding that representational politics alone are not enough.” Listen here
San Francisco Chronicle quoted Christian Grose and Norbert Schwarz of the USC Dornsife College on how voters will respond to the political fallout following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Senators can take contrary positions to what some voters want, but if they are able to explain that change of Read more…
Choosing Racial Identity in the United States, 1880-1940
Emily Nix’s paper documents that many black males experienced a change in racial classification to white in the United States, 1880 – 1940, while changes in racial classification were negligible for other races
Fashion runways are public displays of opinion are just one of the many ways people enforce the public’s agenda. Bold statements are coming from high-end designers that usually have lots of wealth, which often means power in today’s society. All of these people are stakeholders. The fashion community is largely run by women and queer people who often feel they are after-thoughts in the policy-making and policy formulation processes.
Soledad O’Brien’s attention to the intersection of public policy and storytelling is crucial in bringing awareness to public policy issues to those outside our policy wonk bubble. We are so excited to have her as our distinguished speaker for The Holt Lecture this year and learn more about her approach to storytelling.
If you would like tickets for this year’s Holt Lecture, click here. It’s free! Hope to see you there!
Does Reilly make the case for using golf as a metaphor for President Trump’s governance?
Listen to the latest episode as host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Anthony W. Orlando, David Sloane, and Richard Green to discuss Rick Reilly’s Commander in Cheat.
This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.
The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.