Accomplishments: Department of Political Science

November 23, 2021
Vanessa Booth (Political Science) and Aaron Cheng (Life Sciences and Psychology), both undergraduate researchers, are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the arts and health and natural sciences, respectively. Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)…
November 19, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science)'s research on Taiwanese people's willingness to fight is quoted in the Annual Report To Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report estimates the risk of potential cross-strait conflict, while Wang's research shows that Taiwanese people perceive their self-defense…
October 22, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored op-ed, "What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?" in The Diplomat. This article traces and analyzes recent polls in Taiwan regarding public opinion on military spending and training. The results suggest that the increasing cross-strait tension had shifted the public…
October 8, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Vaccine gaps have a prominent effect on Black Nevadans" published in the Nevada Independent. Cheche discusses data which shows Nevada as reporting one of the lowest vaccination rates for its Black population when compared to 45 other states,…
September 14, 2021
Rebecca Gill (Political Science), with co-editors Nuno Garoupa and Lydia Tiede, have published High Courts in Global Perspective: Evidence, Methodologies, and Findings in the University of Virginia Press "Constitutionalism and Democracy" series.  High Courts in Global Perspective pulls back the curtain on the interlocutors of court systems…
September 8, 2021
Jeremy Bowling (Political Science) recently published, "Signaling Woman and Leader: Navigating the Double Bind as a Foreign Policy Decisionmaker" in The Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy along with co-author Courtney Burns of Bucknell University. Bowling and Bucknell examine the role that women chief executives, defense ministers, and foreign…
September 8, 2021
Nadia Eldemerdash (Political Science), a doctoral student, was awarded the American Political Science Association's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year.
August 20, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored op-ed, "Lee Tung-hui's leadership legacy", on East Asian Forum, a peer-reviewed foreign policy discussion forum. This article analyzes representative surveys ranking all four elected presidents in Taiwan since the democratization in 1996. The result shows that the former president…
August 6, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published "#MilkTeaAlliance No More?" on Asia Dispatches under The Wilson Center. This article analyzes 62000 #MilkTeaAlliance tweets posted during the protests in Thailand and Myanmar on July 18, and showed the change in both the number and composition of the hashtags. Data also reveals that most #…
August 3, 2021
Kenneth Miller (Political Science) and co-author Brandice Canes-Wrone of Princeton University were featured in the Washington Post Magazine article "America's Hidden Crisis of Power and Place." The article by David Fontana describes how the political elite in both parties are disproportionately connected to a few neighborhoods in a few…
July 6, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited to talk in the roundtable titled "The future of Asia-Pacific Order after the US-EU and US-Russia summits" hosted by the Association for Asian Political Economy and Peace. His talk discusses the recent polls in many countries about people's perception of China and the competition between the One-…
June 14, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had a paper published in the Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV. Her paper, "Calls for Accountability: Redefining the Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" explores the culture of policing in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, specifically within the…