Edward Carmines Research Visit – April 21-22, 2011

“Beyond the Left/Right Divide: Citizen Ideologies in Modern American Politics”

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – Grad Student Meeting: 4-5pm, OldH 516

 FRIDAY, APRIL 22 – Research Luncheon: 11:30am-1pm, OldH 538

 At the research luncheon, Dr. Edward Carmines  will present research which focuses on different ideological outlooks in the mass public and how they relate to the increasingly ideological polarization of partisan elites. Edward G. Carmines is Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and Rudy Professor at Indiana University. He is also the director of the Center on American Politics and the research director at the Center on Congress at Indiana University. His research focuses on American politics, especially elections, public opinion, and political behavior (Full bio below).

SPEAKER WEB INFORMATION: http://www.indiana.edu/~iupolsci/bio_tab_carmines.shtml

 If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Carmines, a schedule is available by the faculty mailboxes. Graduate students may sign up in pairs for individual meetings and contact Laura Roost (roost@huskers.unl.edu) if you need a room in which to meet. If you are a graduate student and have already had a meal with a speaker, place your name under the “wait list” section if you are signing up for a meal instead of an individual meeting.

FULL BIO: Edward G. Carmines is Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and Rudy Professor at Indiana University. He is also the director of the Center on American Politics and the research director at the Center on Congress at Indiana University. His research focuses on American politics, especially elections, public opinion, and political behavior. He has published widely in the major journals in the discipline including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics. He is the coauthor of seven books, two of which, Issue Evolution: Race and Transformation of American Politics, with James A. Stimson (Princeton University Press 1992), and Reaching beyond Race, with Paul M. Sniderman (Harvard University Press 1997), won the American Political Science Association’s Gladys M. Kammerer Award for best book in the field of U.S. national policy. Four of his papers presented at academic conferences have won outstanding paper awards, including the Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award, the Pi Sigma Alpha Award, and the Chastain Award.

Professor Carmines was a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford in 1998, a Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2000-01, and a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University in 2006-07. In 1987 he was awarded the AMOCO Award for Distinguished Teaching from Indiana University.

Professor Carmines is currently working on three major research projects, one with Michael Ensley and Michael Wagner that examines citizens’ ideology, attitudes and behavior in an environment of ideological partisan polarization, a second with Michael Wagner and Jessica Gerrity on public evaluations of Congress, and a third with J. Merrill Shanks, Henry Brady, and Douglas Strand focusing on the role of policy issues in national elections during the last decade.

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