Faculty Spotlight:

Jowei Chen

Jowei Chen's research interests include distributive politics, executive agencies and legislatures. He has studied how legislators' pork-barreling strategies are shaped by the electoral geography of their districts, and he has examined how government spending influences voters. Read more...

Jowei Chen


  • #UMTweetCon2019: A Conference on the Use of Twitter Data for Research and Analytics
    Thurs, May 23, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    1430 ISR-Thompson

  • Hanes Walton Jr. Lecture
    Dianne Pinderhughes (University of Notre Dame)
    Thurs, October 17, 2019 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    1430 ISR-Thompson


CPS Blog: ‘13 Reasons Why’ and Young Adults’ Risk of Suicide

13 Reasons Why

A new study Published in Social Science & Medicine examines the effects of the show '13 Reasons Why' through a survey of U.S. young adults. CPS Blog

Christian Davenport Elected President of the Peace Science Society (International)

Christian Davenport

Christian Davenport was elected to the was elected to the Peace Science Society (International). Davenport co-directs the Conflict Consotrium at the Center for Political Studies and is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. His primary research interests include the conception, causes and after effects of political conflict — such as human rights violations, genocide/politicide, torture, political surveillance, vicil war and social movements — measurement, racism and popular culture. Congratulations Christian!

In Memory of Darrell Donakowski

Darrell Donakowski

Darrell Donakowski, past Director of Studies of the American National Election Studies (ANES), passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Darrell’s colleagues remember him fondly. ICPSR Director Maggie Levenstein shares that “Darrell was a warm, caring, enthusiastic person. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues in Ann Arbor as well as by the Dearborn community of which he was an integral part.” Read more ...

Diana Mutz Delivers the 2019 Miller-Converse Lecture

2019 Miller-Converse Lecture Mutz presented survey and experimental evidence on the psychological underpinnings of attitudes toward international trade. A recording of the lecture is available. Read more ...

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