Events - Weekly
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|Thursday, February 4|
Sophia Wallace, Rutgers University: Time, Space, and Activism: The Impact of Protests on Latino Identities and Political Attitudes
Sophia Jordán Wallace is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 2010, and her research interests are Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, Latino Politics, Representation, Immigration Politics and Policy, Social Movements, U.S. Congress, Legislative Behavior, and Public Policy. Her publication, The Impact of Large Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans (with Michael Jones-Correa and Chris Zepeda-Millán) was awarded the APSA Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Best Paper Award. Other recent publications include: The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Partisanship on Attitudes about Descriptive Representation. American Politics Research; Representing Latinos: Examining Descriptive and Substantive Representation in Congress. Political Research Quarterly; Spatial and Temporal Proximity: Examining the Effects of Protests on Political Attitudes. American Journal of Political Science. Her book project in progress is Latino Representation in the U.S. Congress.
300 Wallace Hall · 12:00 p.m.– 1:20 p.m.
Frank Newport (Editor in Chief, Gallup): Controversy Over the Role of Public Opinion in Presidential Elections
Frank Newport is Gallup’s Editor in Chief. Gallup now conducts over 350,000 interviews with Americans on a daily basis each year, as well as continuous interviewing in over 150 countries worldwide. Dr. Newport focuses primarily on the American public’s views of their elected officials, and public attitudes and behavior relating to the economy, religion, well-being, and indicators of public mood and consumer behavior. He publishes extensively on the key topics of the day at gallup.com, and his analyses appear in his blog “Polling Matters”, in books and other publications, and on video, podcasts and through radio and television appearances and speeches.
Dr. Newport is co-author of Winning the White House 2008 (Facts on File, 2009), author of Polling Matters—Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People (Warner Books, 2004), co-author with Stuart Rothenberg of The Evangelical Voter, and editor of The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2004–2011. His book God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America was published in December, 2012. He served as the 2010-2011 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and is vice-president of the National Council on Public Polls and on the Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
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