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Fall 2019

Alan Arwine
teaches classes in American government and international politics.  He is writing two books: the first examines political tolerance in advanced industrialized countries and the second explores determinants of human rights.

Nazli Avdan is working on two new papers and two data coding projects. One paper, to be presented at the Peace Science meeting at K-State (with Gary Uzonyi) examines the effects of peacekeeping missions on transnational terrorism. The second paper (with Amanda Murdie), to be presented at ISA-Midwest in St. Louis, explores the effects of economic and political migration flows on human rights conditions in host states. Dr. Avdan is collaborating with Mariya Omelicheva in coding insurgent groups' participation in human trafficking. She is also collaborating with Jim Piazza and Scott Piazza in coding terrorist groups' criminal activities.

David Brichoux is teaching courses in American politics and political theory. He is also collaborating on public opinion research projects with Mark Joslyn (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Brichoux  ).

Hannah Britton was promoted to full Professor this year. She is currently in South Africa working on projects related to gender and South African politics, including the relaunch of the National Gender Machinery, the new National Platform for Action on Gender-based Violence, and national efforts to eliminate human trafficking. She continues to lead the Center for the Study of Injustice (http://ipsr.ku.edu/CSI/ ) and direct the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative (http://ipsr.ku.edu/ASHTI/).

Brittnee Carter has been working to advance her research on religiously motivated terrorism and cultural/ideological explanations for international conflict.  In addition, she recently became affiliate faculty at the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES), and is teaching for the KU Honors Program. (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brittnee_Carter ).

Don Haider-Markel is chairing the department and published several co-authored articles on LGBT politics, gun politics, and the politics of attributions. He has a forthcoming volume on Legislating Morality in America and a forthcoming series, The Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Donald_Haider-Markel); follow on twitter @dhmarkel

Mark Joslyn is conducting research and teaching courses in American politics (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Joslyn ).

John Kennedy is writing (with Yaojiang Shi) a follow up to their 2019 book, Lost and Found.  They are examining the involuntary bachelors in rural China. These men are called "bare branches" because they will not have children and, as a result, their own family tree stops.  The project examines how these "bare branches" influence local governance in rural villages. Kennedy is also contributing a chapter on China to a book focused on the World Values Survey. (see https://www.johnjameskennedy.com/ ).

Patrick Miller received tenure and has been promoted to Associate Professor. He continues to work on various projects related to American political behavior, and is preparing to take over management of the department internship program in the 2020-2021 academic year. He tweets about politics and political science @pmiller1693

Kevin Mullinix is writing a book in which he tests the effects of wrongful convictions in the American criminal justice system for both public opinion and public policy. In another study he I examines the effects of controversial instances of police use of force – as communicated through news media and videos – for the public’s attitudes toward law enforcement and the legal system (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kevin_Mullinix )

Mariya Omelicheva published her book titled Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia (with Lawrence Markowitz) by Columbia University Press in May 2019. In June 2019, she appeared in a Congressional Hearing of the House Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe on Russia's counterproductive counterterrorism (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariya_Omelicheva ).

Gary Reich is researching immigration policies in the American states for a book project (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gary_Reich ).

Robert Rohrschneider completed a volume for Oxford University Press, entitled Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies. He also published articles in various journals on party competition and EU nationalism in Europe (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Rohrschneider ).

Paul Schumaker is retired Emeritus Professor but he continues to write and conduct research. He has a forthcoming book in December 2019 entitled The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond Abolishing the Electoral College that will be available on Amazon.

Clayton Webb has been conducting research on Time Series Methodology and Foreign Policy Analysis. His recent work has been published in Political Analysis and Political Research Quarterly. This year Dr. Webb presented his work at the annual meetings of the Society of Political Methodology, the International Studies Association, and the American Political Science Association (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Clayton_Webb ).

Michael Wuthrich has recently completed a collaborated book manuscript on religion and attitudes in Arabic language countries, and is continuing his ongoing research on the dynamics behind the dramatic rise in the number of women involved in national politics in Turkey since 2002. His has recently published in Political Research Quarterly and has a forthcoming article in Journal of Democracy (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/F_Wuthrich ).

Jiakun (Jack) Zhang joined the department this fall as an Assistant Professor in International Relations, with expertise in Asian security studies. He has been preparing new courses and has been awarded the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Course Transformation Grant to incorporate a simulation of the US-China Trade War into two courses. He also applied for a Minerva Research Initiative grant on economic interdependence, and applied to several KU Research Excellence Initiative grants. He also presented papers at several conferences around the country

Events
New book chapter by PhD Student Trent Lythgoe! "Controlling Chaos: Mission Command in Large-Scale Combat Operations… https://t.co/sQGcLY2ggA


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