News

Canes-Wrone on Not Another Politics Podcast: Do Americans Want Moderates or Extremists?
July 2, 2021

Brandice Canes-Wrone was the featured guest on Not Another Politics Podcast (University of Chicago) discussing her research, co-authored with Michael Kistner, that shows that moderates may have better chances of getting elected than…

Research by Andy Guess Featured in Guardian: Researchers reveal corrosive power of Trump’s lie of a stolen election
July 2, 2021

Andrew Guess and co-authors' research is featured in The Guardian. "Researchers reveal corrosive power of Trump’s lie of a stolen election" describes their new paper published in the Journal of…

Ismail White book wins prize for best book on government, politics
July 1, 2021

Ismail White and his co-author, Chryl Laird (University of Maryland, formerly Bowdoin College), have won the American Political Science Association's prize for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs for their book Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior (Princeton University Press 2020)…

Frances Lee book wins Kammerer Award
July 1, 2021

Frances Lee and her co-author, James Curry (University of Utah), have been awarded APSA’s Gladys M. Kammerer Award by the American Political Science Association for their book, The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era (University of Chicago Press 2020). The Gladys M. Kammerer Award is awarded to the best…

Stephens-Dougan Comments in Christian Science Monitor on Kamala Harris's Role
June 21, 2021

An article in The Christian Science Monitor, As Kamala Harris’ portfolio grows, so does the scrutiny, quotes LaFleur Stephens-Dougan on parallels between Harris and Barack Obama:

 

Staszak Article Named Best by APSA Law and Courts
June 3, 2021

Sarah Staszak's article, “Privatizing Employment Law: The Expansion of Mandatory Arbitration in the Workplace,” published in Studies in American Political Development, has won the award for best journal article published in the field of law and courts in 2020. In announcing the award, the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science…

Politics of Health Inequalities webinar recording available
May 25, 2021

CSDP's web panel on The Politics of Health Inequalities, sponsored by CSDP's Project on Inequality and organized by Omar Wasow and Tali Mendelberg, was held on May 20, 2021. To view the video recording of this event, visit

CSDP Invites Rising Seniors to Apply to be 2021-2022 Undergraduate Fellows (Princeton class of '22)
April 15, 2021

The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics is pleased to invite Princeton undergraduates to apply for our Undergraduate Research Fellows program. This new initiative, launched in the fall term 2020, is designed to engage and encourage Princeton seniors who are considering doctoral study in political science in the field of American…

Protest, Political Violence, and Inequality webinar recording available
April 12, 2021

CSDP's web panel on Protest, Political Violence, and Inequality, sponsored by CSDP's Project on Inequality and organized by Omar Wasow and Tali Mendelberg, was held on April 9, 2021. To view the video recording of this event, visit

Whittington Named to President Biden's Supreme Court Reform Commission
April 12, 2021

The White House announced that Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell professor of politics and CSDP faculty associate, will join the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. The panel is tasked with examining “the Court’s role in the Constitutional system;…