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Montez-led study linking state policies to life expectancy in the Los Angeles Times

August 5, 2020
The tendency is to focus on what Americans behaviors in regards to obesity, smoking, and drug use, but state policies are so important.

Gadarian discusses the politics behind face masks on You Are Not So Smart podcast

July 29, 2020

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, explains that face masks, during the COVID-19 pandemic, became politicized and that we need to prevent a similar reaction when it comes time to convince the public they should get vaccinated for a similar public health crisis. 

Gadarian cited in FiveThirtyEight article on COVID-19, partisan divide

July 24, 2020

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, says she was surprised to see such enormous divides emerge as the pandemic wore on, as according to other research she’s conducted, moments of extreme anxiety and uncertainty can actually make people more open to new sources of information.

Gadarian quoted in NY Times article on face mask use in the US

July 20, 2020

"The big takeaway of all of the data is partisanship is the big determinant of all of the behavior," says Associate Professor of Political Science Shana Gadarian.

Gadarian quoted in LA Times article on GOP politicians and coronavirus

July 6, 2020

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, says people tend to get cues from their elected officials. "The political leaders of the Republican party for a long time have not had a consistent message about what keeps people safe," Gadarian says.

David Bennett Knows America

June 21, 2020
Probably no one knows American history like David H. Bennett. He’s been teaching it at Maxwell for more than 50 years.
Though retired, he will teach his recent-history course one last time this fall.
. . . Because David Bennett sees history being made before our very eyes.

Reeher quoted in The Hill article on increasing polarization, COVID-19

May 19, 2020

The polarization of American life had been going on for years before Trump was even a political figure, says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. But, "what is different now [the COVID-19 pandemic], and what gives this a sharper edge is the fact that emotions are running so high."

Gadarian research on partisanship, COVID-19 cited in LA Times, Slate

May 19, 2020

 75% of Democrats and 53% of Republicans said they wore masks in public, finds a study conducted by Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, and her colleagues.

Gadarian discusses partisan divide around COVID-19 with Christian Science Monitor

May 11, 2020

“People are taking their cues from political leadership and from doctors, and to the extent that those are different, people will turn to their more trusted sources,” says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.

Gadarian quoted in Huffington Post article on coronavirus, partisanship

April 30, 2020

"Normally, I think that people take cues from the president but since his messaging has been relatively muddled... people seem to be filling in their preferred position for his," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. 

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