Research Spotlight: Telling Stories with Data

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in data-focused job opportunities for our social sciences students. Several programs are revamping analytics to produce effective data scientists for enterprises. Students are well-aware of an increase in the importance of data literacy and have shown great interest in learning it. Being literate with data and…

Teaching Spotlight: Connecting Class Content with Data

Substantive, upper division classes in political science provide huge opportunities to connect substantive questions and themes with data to encourage greater data literacy, critical thinking, and understanding of the social science process.  For these reasons, I transformed my public opinion and political behavior course to one that focused on learning how to ask and answer…

Award Spotlight: COSSPP Graduate Student Receives Oksar Morgenstern Fellowship

Political science Ph.D. candidate, Anastasiia Vlasenko, was recently awarded the Mercatus Center’s Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship. The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline who are interested in political economy. Her research interests include electoral politics and democratization, with a specialization in politics of Ukraine and Russia. She…