Faculty and Students in the Media


Graduate student Mark Brockway, with professors David Campbell and Geoff Layman, authored an article for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog entitled, "Secular Voters Didn't Turn out for Clinton the Way White Evanglicals did for Trump."

"Politics in church may hurt religion, but it helps churches," an article by graduate students Andre Audette and Christopher Weaver, was featured by LSE US Centre's daily blog on American Politics and Policy. 

Former Washington Program student Cassidy McDonald won a nationwide New York Times journalism competition to spend the summer traveling with Nick Kristof, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. They will go to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. Two years ago, former Washington Program student Nicole Sganga won the same competition. View the full article here

Jeremy Castle and Todd Adkins, both recent PhDs from the University of Notre Dame Political Science Department, had their research on media effects featured in an episode of "On The Media" (a public radio program about the media). Access Jeremy's interview here


Christina Wolbrecht has most recently been featured by SiriusXM News & Issues about women in the 2016 election. The full podcast can be listened to here. She also recently updated "Let's Not Overlook the Feminist Triumph of Clinton's Run" (Vox.com) and contributed to "Gender Dynamics in the Final Presidential Debate: Hot Takes from the Experts" (Presidential Gender Watch), "Trump wrongly claims tremendous support from women" (Politifact), and (with her co-author, Kevin Corder) to the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog with the article, "Was Women's Suffrage a Failure? What New Evidence Tells Us About the First Women Voters." At the American Political Science Association annual meeting, she participated on a panel with 538's Nate Silver and others entitled, 'Did the Party Decide in 2016?" which can be viewed here.

Earlier this year, Wolbrecht talked about the the importance of sharing women experts with PSNow. She was also featured in a Notre Dame News article, "Three Questions with political scientist Christina Wolbrecht." Professor Wolbrecht also recently published a new book entitled, "Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal" (with Kevin Corder, Cambridge University Press). The book can be ordered here or download an interview with Corder and Wolbrecht here.

Christina Wolbrecht and David Campbell co-authored, "Even in Defeat, Clinton's Campaign Could Still Inspire Young Women" for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog and were cited in, "Will Hillary Clinton's Defeat Set Back Women in Politics" (The Atlantic).

David Campbell has most recently been quoted in "The Politics of Religious Leaders" (New York Times) and "Is the Religious Right to Blame for Christianity's Decline?" (The American Conservative). Campbell and co-presenter J. Quin Monson were interviewed by the Maxwell Institute Podcast about Mormons and American Politics, which can be found in its entirety here. In addition to be being interviewed on NBC Nightly News on July 20 about the selection of Mike Pence as Donald Trump's running mate, Campbell has also recently been quoted in several articles by a variety of media sources including: "Why Does the Religious Make-Up of Congress Look Different than America's?" (The Christian Science Monitor); "Why Glenn Beck is Sorry" (The Atlantic); "Utah and the Mormon Vote for McMullin: Q & A with Political Scientist David Campbell" (Commonweal);  "How Trump's 'Mormon Problem' could mean he loses Utah to Evan McMullin" (The Conversation); "4 Reasons Mormons Are More Skeptical Of Trump Than Other Religious Conservatives" (NPR); "Liberty University students protest association with Trump" and "Why Donald Trump could lose red Utah: Mormon America has found another candidate" (The Washington Post); "New Article of Faith for These Mormons: We believe Trump Should Never Be President" and "Trump Effect? Fewer U.S. Mormons say they're Republicans, study shows" (The Salt Lake Tribune); and "He's no Mitt: Where did the Trump stakes go?" (The Weekly Standard).

Earlier this year he contributed to Yahoo! News ("5 Storylines to Watch in the Indiana Primary") and The Washington Post ("Why Indiana is a perfect place for a revolution among religious conservatives") and has been quoted by The Christian Science Monitor ("Behind minimum wage fight, voices of faith"); AP: U.S. Elections ("Mormon meeting likely to push civility amid campaign vitriol"); the NY Times ("Mormons Sharpen Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage"); and The Economist ("Particularly Grievous: America's home-grown faith tightens its rules") as well.  Campbell was also interviewed on the PBS show "Religion and Ethics News Weekly." The full segment can be found here

Ricardo Ramirez is quoted in "Billions in US remittances a lifeline for many in Mexico" by AP: The Big Story. 

Geoff Layman authored, "Where is Trump's evangelical base? Not in church" for The Washington Post and was recently quoted in The Atlantic's April 2017 issue in a piece entitled, "Breaking Faith: the culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse."

Darren Davis was interviewed by Matt Phillips, finance and marketing editor for Quartz, regarding the declining response rates in the polls. The final piece, "Why Iowa Polls Were Wrong" appeared in USA Today. 

Benjamin Radcliff and Michael Krassa co-authored, "Direct democracy may be key to a happier American democracy" for The Conversation. Radcliff's opinion pieces have appeared in the Washington PostUSA Today, NewsweekTalking Points Memo, The American Prospect, and CNN.com, among other places. National Public Radio and the Washington Post did feature length interviews with him about his book, "The Political Economy of Human Happiness," as did Corus Radio Canada, Wisconsin Public Radio, and several podcasts (e.g. The Majority Report with Sam Seder and the New Books Network). He has also been interviewed by various European newspapers, including the Italian daily Il Giorno (entitled in translation “The Social Democratic Yankee’s Recipe for Joy”), the Spanish daily La Razón, and Metro International (a free daily distributed in over 100 cities across the world), among others.

Radcliff has, in the last two years, given invited talks about the book (to academic audiences and popular audiences), in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, China, and the United Kingdom, as well as in United States—most recently at The Helix Center in NYC and at Brown University. He has also presented “keynote” addresses to large audiences in Puerto Rico (Universidad del Turabo), Italy (“headlining” a three day intellectual “festival” known as the “Giornate Coesione Sociale”), and China (at an international management/business conference).

He wrote a long-form piece on happiness and politics for Aeon Magazine. The full text of the Aeon article, and some of the opinion peices noted above, are available at benjmainradcliff.com. Radcliffe regularly writes for a blog  entitled “The Political Economy of Happiness” that is hosted by Psychology Today.