ISR Insights Speaker Series – Perspectives on the 2020 Presidential Election

October 15, 2020

ANN ARBOR – ISR Insights Speaker Series is a series focusing on the research happening at ISR.

Thursday, October 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAdeklzCf3M

Panelists: Jenna Bednar (Research Professor, Center for Political Studies; Professor, Department of Political Science; Director of Michigan in Washington), Vincent Hutchings (Research Professor, Center for Political Studies; Professor, Department of Political Science), and Angela Ocampo (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; 2018 LSA Collegiate Fellow).

Join faculty members from the Center for Political Studies for a panel discussion of the issues shaping the 2020 Presidential Election.

Jenna Bednar is professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan, a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, and the Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director of Michigan in Washington. Her research focuses on how collective action builds social goods and the role that government plays in that collaboration. Current work includes: robust system design, especially of federalism; states as innovators in federal systems; out of district campaign contributions; how culture affects the way people respond to laws and norms; transboundary water system governance; and governance to support human flourishing. Her book The Robust Federation: Principles of Design was awarded the APSA Martha Derthick Best Book Award in recognition of its enduring contribution to the study of federalism. In 2020, she was named APSA Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar.

Vincent Hutchings is a Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies and Professor in the Department of Political Science. Professor Hutchings’ general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior, and African American politics. He is also interested in the ways that campaign communications can “prime” various group identities and subsequently affect candidate evaluations.

Angela Ocampo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research examines the political incorporation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities both as every-day participants and as political leaders within American institutions. Her current book project investigates the concept of perceived belonging to U.S. society and its influence on political interest and political engagement among Latinas/os/xs.

This webinar is part of a continuing series focusing on the research happening at ISR. If there is a topic you would like to see featured or have an idea for a future presentation, please email abeattie@umich.edu. This talk is being recorded and will be shared widely.