CSDP is pleased to introduce another outstanding cohort of visiting fellows for the coming academic year. They will be in Princeton from September 2009 through June 2010, pursuing their own research on democratic processes and institutions and contributing to the broader intellectual life of CSDP, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Department of Politics:
Michael Jones-Correa is a professor of government, director of the Program in American Studies, and director of the Committee for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration at Cornell University. He is the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell, 1998), which won the APSA's Race, Ethnicity and Politics book award, and the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition, and Conflict (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001). He is also a co-principal investigator for the Latino National Survey and co-author of a forthcoming book based on the resulting data, Making it Home: Latinos Lives in America. While in Princeton he will be studying the political incorporation of new immigrants beyond traditional "gateway" cities.
Diana Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics in the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Mutz is a two-time winner of the APSA's Robert Lane Prize for the best book of the year in the field of political psychology, once for Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge, 1998) and again for Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy (Cambridge, 2006). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, among many other distinctions. Her primary project during her year in Princeton will be a book-length study of the politics of mass opinion toward trade and globalization.
David Nickerson is an assistant professor of political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He has published 14 scholarly articles and book chapters in his four years there, many of which report the results of field experiments focusing on electoral mobilization. His work has received awards from the political psychology and political methodology sections of APSA and from Oxford University Press, among others. He will be working on a book providing a theoretical framework for empirical research on voter engagement.
David Rueda is a professor of comparative politics and Fellow of Merton College at Oxford University. His work on the political economy of industrialized democracies has appeared in World Politics, American Political Science Review, and the British Journal of Political Science, and in Social Democracy Inside Out: Government Partisanship, Insiders, and Outsiders in Industrialized Democracies (Oxford, 2007). He has been a visiting scholar at the Juan March Institute in Madrid, the London School of Economics, and the Amsterdam School for Social Research, and currently holds a two-year British Academy Research Development Award. He will be collaborating with Jonas Pontusson on a book focusing on the consequences of changes in income inequality for party politics and voter mobilization in advanced capitalist systems.