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Graduate student Jessala Grijalva awarded highly competitive NSF fellowship

Graduate student Jessala Grijalva has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Nationwide, just 11 political science graduate students were awarded these highly-competitive fellowships in 2020. The NSF-GRF provides a generous stipend and tuition support over a three year period, permitting Grijalva to focus intently on her research and writing.
Jeff Harden Feature

Harden receives national grant to study COVID19 response

Prof. Jeff Harden and colleagues have received a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the political response to the global pandemic across the American states. Harden and his collaborators seek to understand why states take particular approaches to COVID19 and with what impact on health and economic outcomes.
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A Century of Votes for Women

A Century of Votes for Women

Christina Wolbrecht and Kevin Corder

Cambridge University Press, 2020

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Graduate student Jessala Grijalva awarded highly competitive NSF fellowship

Author: Christina Wolbrecht

Graduate student Jessala Grijalva has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Nationwide, just 11 political science graduate students were awarded these highly-competitive fellowships in 2020. The NSF-GRF provides a generous stipend and tuition support over a three year period, permitting Grijalva to focus intently on her research and writing. …

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Women Voters, 1920-2016

Author: C-SPAN

Christina Wolbrecht, political scientist and author of A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage, discussed how politicians and the media have attempted to understand and define women as voters since the passage of the 19th Amendment. She also analyzed the accuracy of assumptions about women voters in the 2016 election - the first to feature a female presidential candidate from a major party. The Boston Athenaeum hosted the event recently aired on C-SPAN. View it here…

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