The New West

Official blog of the Western Political Science Association.

Things I Learned in the Hot Tub at my Conference

Academic conferences are number 74 on the “100 Reasons not to go to Graduate School” blog.  Yes, conferences can be stogy, boring affairs where good papers on good panels are … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conference Advice from a (Semi) “Western Veteran”

I’ve been to a lot of Westerns.  Which means I have wandered the downtown streets of Denver, Vancouver, Portland, etc., coffee-shop styrofoam cup (actually, more like 100 percent recycled paper … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Blog Series: Navigating the Academic Conference

The 2013 Western Political Science Association Conference is only 15 days away. In the days leading up to the Conference, we’ll be unveiling a blog series that explores the academic … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Archived Virtual Brown Bag: Mobilizing Inclusion

If you missed our inaugural Brown Bag presentation of Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Melissa Michelson’s book Mobilizing Inclusion, you can find it online at :  We had a fantastic turnout for our … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Virtual Brown Bag Series: Mobilizing Inclusion by Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Melissa Michelson

On Tuesday, March 5th at 1:00 PST, the Western Political Science Association is launching a bi-monthly “Virtual Brown Bag” series where we will discuss a new book written by authors affiliated … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

WPSA Panel: Academics who Engage in Real-Time Politics Through New Media

Six political scientists are participating in a roundtable at the 2013 WPSA Annual Meeting: Matt Barreto, Caroline Heldman, Jose Marichal, Gabriel Sanchez, Lynn Vavreck, and Lisa Wade.

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Book: Mobilizing Inclusion

Which get-out-the-vote efforts actually succeed in ethnoracial communities—and why? Analyzing the results from hundreds of original experiments, the authors of this book offer a persuasive new theory to explain why … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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