Category: Faculty

Posted on April 20th, 2022 in Faculty, Research, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

IUPUI Professors Weigh In on the Ukraine War Christopher Claffey  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. In the days that followed, IUPUI students began to learn names and places that never left their mouths before. Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Kyiv. NATO. These names and places are nothing new to Scott Pegg and Andrew McFarland, both political …

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Posted on March 24th, 2022 by Aaron Dusso

Don’t miss Dr. Pegg’s numerous interviews on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: 1) WTWO/WAWV, Terre Haute, 2/22/22: https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/local-news/rising-gas-prices-affect-local-motorists/ . 2) WEHT/WTVW, Evansville, 2/24/22: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/crisis-in-ukraine-raises-concerns-for-u-s-economy/ . 3) WTHR 13, Indianapolis, 2/24/22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Vk7esGA9w .

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Posted on January 13th, 2022 in Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Dusso won an RSFG grant to conduct voter surveys after this year’s national elections in Hungary, Columbia, Brazil, and the Philippines. The project’s title is “Executive Takeover and Democratic Backsliding: Voters’ Concern for Democratic Decline and Support for Authoritarian Leaders.” This follows up on work they conducted in Turkey after the …

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Posted on January 5th, 2022 in Events, Faculty, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Introduction to American Politics (POLS Y103) taught by Desmond L. Kemp, American Studies doctoral candidate, were given opportunity to take a creative approach to solving political centered issues using technology. The purpose of this project was for students to explore the role of interest groups. They met with the creator of EMPOWRD, Horace Williams, which …

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Posted on September 21st, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

By John McCormick All of us who have been through college – as students or professors – are familiar with textbooks: those sometimes long and often expensive tomes designed to summarize everything an instructor wants to cover in a course. We’re also familiar with the differences between the good, the bad, and the ugly ones. …

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Posted on September 17th, 2021 in Faculty by Aaron Dusso

Professor Demirel-Pegg was invited to an online discussion on protests at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Students, lecturers, and faculty began demonstrating peacefully in early January 2021, following the appointment of Melih Bulu as the rector of the University. Melih Bulu, who was previously not a faculty member of Boğaziçi University, was brought to this …

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Posted on September 1st, 2021 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

by Aaron Dusso We look at election results and voting trends in my class Voting, Elections, and Public Opinion (POLS Y317) all the time. However, I sometimes forget that many folks don’t ever take a class like this. Well, let me direct you to the Pew Research Center, which does excellent work breaking down voting …

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Posted on August 2nd, 2021 in Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Aaron Dusso’s work titled “Partisanship versus Democracy: Voting in Turkey’s Competitive Authoritarian Election,” was recently published in the journal Political Studies Review. Abstract Do voters care about anti-democratic behavior by their leaders? While political pundits and academics often hope that they do, there has been little research that tests the effects …

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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

by Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I was …

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