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Dr. Christopher Hale “Divined Intervention: Religious Institutions and Collective Action”

Divined Intervention: Religious Institutions and Collective Action Dr. Christopher Hale (University of Alabama) Published 2020 Abstract: Divined Intervention provides an innovative institutionalist account for why religion enables political activism in some settings, but not others. Christopher W. Hale argues that decentralized religious institutions facilitate grassroots collective action, and he uses a multimethod approach to test

Dr. Richard Fording “A Multilevel Analysis of Hate Crime Commission Using NCVS and UCR Data”

A Multilevel Analysis of Hate Crime Commission Using NCVS and UCR Data Dr. Richard Fording (Principal Investigator), University of Alabama Dr. Matt Nobles (Co-PI), University of Central Florida Research Grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (2019-2020) Abstract: In this project, we will conduct a series of analyses to better understand the community-level factors contributing to

Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu “Aesthetic Elisions: The Ruins of Palmyra and the ‘Good Life’ of Liberal Multiculturalism,” Journal Article

Aesthetic Elisions: The Ruins of Palmyra and the ‘Good Life’ of Liberal Multiculturalism Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu (The University of Alabama) Journal Article in International Political Sociology, February 27, 2020 Abstract: Palmyra’s capture and destruction by ISIS resonated widely with an international audience. Drawing on Lefebvre’s theory of the production of space and affect theory’s key insights

Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu, “Governing Culture ‘Credibly’ : Contestation in the World Heritage Regime”

Governing Culture ‘Credibly’: Contestation in the World Heritage Regime Dr. Elif Kalaycioglu (The University of Alabama) Contribution in A. Phillips & C. Reus Smit, Culture and Order in World Politics, December 2019 Summary: UNESCO’s world heritage regime was founded in 1972 to identify and protect cultural and natural sites of ‘outstanding universal value,’ which constitute

Dr. Joseph Smith, “Group Membership and Support for the Supreme Court: Evidence from Evangelical Protestants,” Journal Article

Group Membership and Support for the Supreme Court: Evidence from Evangelical Protestants Dr. Joseph Smith (The University of Alabama) Co-authored with Dr. Chris Kromphardt and Dr. Anderson Starling Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, December 11, 2019 Abstract: Research on the determinants of the U.S. Supreme Court’s institutional support among the public focuses on

Dr. Allen Linken received an Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award!

Dr. Allen Linken received an Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award Dr. Linken was chosen as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the College of Arts & Science for 2019. He currently serves as the faculty advisor and coach to the Mock Trial Assoc. as well as a faculty advisor for the Pre-Law Student Assoc. Congratulations Dr.

Express Advising Session

Express advising will be held in room 346 in ten Hoor from 12:00pm-1:30pm. This express advising is open to International and Political Science students. We look forward to having you join us!

Allen Linken and Gracie Smith, “Plenty of service members are likely to sympathize with #TakeAKnee .” Blog Post

Allen Linken (University of Alabama) and Gracie Smith (University of Alabama) Washington Post (Published October 6th 2017) Abstract Is kneeling during the national anthem disrespectful to the American flag, and by extension, to the U.S. military? That’s the charge President Trump recently leveled at NFL players who began “taking a knee,” to use the athletes’

Congratulations to UA PhD Student Kathryn Robison

Congratulations to UA PhD Student Kathryn Robison, whose paper “Funding Science: Searching for a New Measure of Public Opinion on Space” has been selected by NASA for presentation at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.  Ms. Robison’s trip will be funded by NASA.  Way to go!