Black Women and American Democracy webinar recording available
April 2, 2021

CSDP's web panel on Black Women and American Democracy, organized by Corrine McConnaughy, was held on March 31, 2021. To view the video recording of this event, visit here.

The real consequence of online partisan media may be an erosion of trust in mainstream news, according to new work by Andy Guess
March 30, 2021

A new paper by Andrew Guess, assistant professor of politics and CSDP faculty associate, uses a combination of experimentation and computational social science techniques to study the long-term consequences of exposure to partisan news. The consequences of online partisan media

CSDP introduces 2021-2022 Fellows
March 24, 2021
We are delighted to introduce the 2021-2022 fellows in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

  Alexander Sahn is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley (expected 2021), whose book project on the causes of unaffordable housing costs and a series of papers on race and gender in money in politics form the core of his…
Frymer Talks with Diane Rehm, WAMU and NPR, about DC Statehood
March 24, 2021

Paul Frymer, Professor of Politics and a CSDP faculty associate, talked with Diane Rehm on her WAMU/NPR show. Is The US Ready For 51 States? Or Even 52? Frymer discusses the arguments for and against expanding the Union, and how these efforts compare to how the country added states in the past. Listen

Mummolo Study Shows Black Police Officers Less Likely to Stop, Arrest, and Use Force Against Civilians
Feb. 12, 2021

The Washington Post features a new ground-breaking study by Jonathan Mummolo and co-authors that finds that diversity in law enforcement can lead to improvements in how police…

Irish Times Podcast Interviews Wasow on the "Lynch Mob" Violence of January 6th
Jan. 25, 2021

Omar Wasow, assistant professor of politics and CSDP faculty associate, is featured on Irish Times' World View podcast. Talking with host Chris Dooley, Wasow compares the…

Kastellec Quoted in FiveThirtyEight on How Lack of Diversity Among Judges Affects Judicial Decisions
Jan. 25, 2021

FiveThirtyEight features John Kastellec in an examination of how the lack of diversity among judges affects how the judiciary is viewed and judicial outcomes: It Will Be Tough For Biden To…

Kirkland Receives First Annual Shepsle Prize
Jan. 14, 2021

The first annual Shepsle Prize has been awarded to Patricia Kirkland for the best article in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy. Her award-winning paper, Mayoral Candidates, Social Class, and Representation in American Cities, was published in March,…

Wright Discusses Impeachment on CNBC
Jan. 12, 2021

Lauren Wright, Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, appeared on CNBC to discuss impending impeachment.

Democrats are thinking there needs to be an immediate punishment...despite the…

Frymer Quoted in Washington Post on New Momentum for DC and Puerto Rican Statehood
Jan. 11, 2021

Paul Frymer, professor of politics and CSDP faculty associate, is quoted in The Washington Post's analysis of how the capitol breach and Democratic control of the Senate will affect likelihood of D.C. and…