Rooney Center Seminar: "The Development of an Issue Public: Evidence from The Eras Tour" with Jeff Harden and Erin Rossiter


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Jeff Harden specializes in American politics and political methodology. His research agenda in American politics focuses on political representation, public policy diffusion, and state politics. His methodology interests include interpretation and communication of statistical models, network inference, and simulation. His most recent book is The Illusion of Accountability: Transparency and Representation in American Legislatures (Cambridge, 2022). He has also published articles in several journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science.


Erin Rossiter is the Nancy Reeves Dreux Assistant Professor of Political Science. She broadly studies the dynamics of interpersonal political communications and the consequences such communications have for American political behavior, with a specific interest in political discussion and polarization. Her research agenda also involves advancing quantitative methodologies, namely text-as-data and experimental methods, for settings involving interpersonal communication. Her current work experimentally examines the consequences of conversations that cross partisan lines on how Americans feel about opposing party members. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Before coming to Notre Dame, she earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis a B.A. in Political Science & English at Creighton University.


This is an academic research talk intended for Notre Dame faculty, staff, and grad students. This event will not be open to the public.