Dissertation Spotlight: Sisterhood, Safe Spaces & Self-Affirmations: How Black Women Practice Self-Care In Response To Racism And Discrimination

Being a minority comes with tremendous obstacles; however, for Black women who exist in a world that isn’t designed for their dual identities as both a racial and a gender minority, it can be debilitating. Regarding these two separate but equally defining identities, Black women experience specific forms of stress that other individuals may not….

Research Spotlight: Why not both? The Liberal-Realist Model of Public Opinion

What drives Americans’ preferences for potential alliance partners? In an ideal world, an alliance partner would bring not only strategic benefits, such as increasing the United States’ national security, but would also share liberal values, such as a belief in the virtues of democracy. In reality, the demands of the geopolitical environment may push the…

Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Graves from the MAAPP Program

What department are you a graduate student in?   ​I am currently with the College of Social Sciences Masters in Applied American Politics and Policy program. I am in my 5th semester and am on track to graduate in Summer 2022. Why did you decide to go to graduate school?  I’ve always loved learning and I am…