Conference Participation

Two students presented research papers at the Undergraduate Research Symposium organized by the University of Pittsburgh in March 2012. Sara Olson presented “Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law: Lustration and Criminal Persecution in Post-Communist States;“ Thomas Walker presented  “A Balancing Act: Russia and the Arctic.”

Ken Meyer presented a paper at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Salt Lake City.  His paper was titled: Tearing Apart the Online Electorate: How the Social Media of the Political Parties Polarizes the American Public.”

Two students co-authored research papers or posters presented at political science association meetings:  Blakeney Brown was a co-author with Professor Wilkinson on a poster presented at the American Political Science Association conference in Seattle in September 2011.  The title of the paper was ““From stranger to brother? Exploring the relationship between racial context and interracial contact for Blacks and Latinos.”

Emily Earle was a co-author with Professor Wilkinson on a paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference in New Orleans in January 2012.  The title of the paper was “Taking a New Perspective to Latino Attitudes: Examining the Effects of Skin Color and Contact on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with Whites and Blacks.”