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Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, Policy Preferences in the US

Colleen Dougherty Burton, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky

"The Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, and Policy Preferences in the US," co-authored by Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, was published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

December 6, 2023

Gadarian Speaks With NBC News About Speculation of Additional Attacks in US Like Those in Israel

It’s human nature to seek out information about additional threats in the days after an attack like the ones in Israel, so that people can avoid risk and reduce their anxiety, says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science . But many of the social media posts circulating this week aren’t helpful, she says, because they don’t include a specific solution. 

October 13, 2023

Emotion and Political Psychology

Shana Kushner Gadarian, Ted Brader

Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, co-authored a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology 3rd Edition titled "Emotion and Political Psychology."

September 21, 2023

Shana Kushner Gadarian Named Maxwell School’s Associate Dean for Research

In her new role, Gadarian will help students and faculty develop their research projects and secure funding to advance scholarly pursuits.

August 29, 2023

Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Trump’s Indictment Over 2020 Election

“These indictments aren’t endearing independents to Trump,” says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, noting that in the last election, independents were key to Mr. Biden’s victory in pivotal battleground states. 

August 8, 2023

Gadarian Speaks to France 24 About Trump and the 2024 Presidential Race

"DeSantis would most benefit from Trump dropping out of the race but he seems to have calculated that they have many of the same potential voters so doesn't want to alienate them," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.

June 12, 2023

Racial Resentment and Support for COVID-19 Travel Bans in the United States

Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas Pepinsky

"Racial resentment and support for COVID-19 travel bans in the United States," co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Gadarian was published in Political Science Research and Methods.

May 31, 2023

Gadarian Speaks with WBUR About the Politicization of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Democracy

“It turns out that partisanship just swamped everything else as early as March of 2020," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. 

May 26, 2023

Gadarian Discusses the Role of Loneliness in Extremism and Politics in Newsweek Article

"People are looking for that kind of connection, and if they can find it with a group that they don't know online, they don't necessarily see the bad parts of what's happening," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. "Then with the technological part of it where extreme voices get more airtime on the internet, you can see how people get radicalized."

May 18, 2023

Gadarian Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Piece on Trump’s Political Future

“Trump starts off with a huge advantage in terms of name recognition and money in the bank—not his own money, but money from 2020 and money that he’s raising now,” says Shana Kushner Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. “So there is absolutely the case that he could be the nominee.”

January 19, 2023

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Gadarian’s “Pandemic Politics” Reviewed by Foreign Affairs

"Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID" (Princeton University Press, 2022), co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs. "Their book is a sophisticated study, based on voluminous data, of U.S. politics as revealed by the strains and stresses of the pandemic," writes Jessica T. Mathews. 

January 10, 2023

Gadarian Talks to The Guardian About Abortion Activists Building on Midterm Election Wins

“The state level is probably where abortion rights advocates will need to work, and have had some success in the last year,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

December 19, 2022

Maxwell Faculty Share Insights on Midterm Election Results

Maxwell professors Chris Faricy, Shana Gadarian, Jenn Jackson and Sean O'Keefe participated in the Campbell Lecture, “After the Election: Assessing the Midterms,” on Nov. 17. Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, moderated the discussion.

December 5, 2022

Gadarian Talks to Axios, US News About Support for Abortion Rights, Midterm Elections

There is a "mismatch between policies about abortion and attitudes about abortion at the state level," Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Axios.  While opinions around abortion are "relatively nuanced," even "Republican voters tend to be more pro-choice than the policies that we're seeing in Republican states," Gadarian adds.

November 12, 2022

Bybee, Faricy and Gadarian Discuss CNY Midterm Elections With WAER

“With new lines being drawn, it injects a lot of uncertainty into the race,” Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, tells WAER. “With Katko not being on the ballot, we have two new candidates who have to introduce themselves to the voters of Central New York.”

November 8, 2022

Gadarian Featured in Newsweek Article on Voters, Media Coverage of Major Issues

Polls often reflect an issue people glean as important if it receives mass media coverage, Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.

October 19, 2022

Gadarian Examines the Implications of Politicizing the Pandemic in New Book

Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky

“Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID," co-authored by Professor of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, draws on a wealth of new data on public opinion to show how pandemic politics has touched all aspects of Americans’ lives.

October 18, 2022

Gadarian Talks to The Hill About Surprises During the Final Month Before Midterm Elections

“There is still some component of the electorate that, as partisan and polarized as we are, doesn’t know who they’re going to vote for until the end," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

October 11, 2022

Gadarian Quoted in Los Angeles Times Piece on Highly Polarized 2022 Election

Professor Shana Gadarian was quoted in the Los Angeles Times piece, "A hyperpolarized, deeply fragile 2022 election: Democrats’ energy over Roe blunts GOP advantage."

September 8, 2022

Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

July 20, 2022
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