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Political Science faculty to present at national conference

Five members of the Political Science Department are expected to present at this year's American Political Science Association’s national meeting, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 in Philadelphia.

Four faculty members are scheduled to present papers and one new member of the department will present at a poster session.

Associate Professor Jodi Dean will offer a paper “Accounting for Oneself: Butler and Althusser.”

Professor Iva Ellen Deutchman, chair of the department, will present a paper “Fundamentalist Christians Meet Raunch Culture.”

Assistant Professor Kevin Dunn will present his paper “Examining Historical Representation.”

Instructor Steven Lem, who joined HWS in August, will offer a poster on “The Old Politics of the Welfare State?: The Role of the Median Voter in Explaining Welfare State Development & Retrenchment.”

Associate Professor Paul Passavant is scheduled to offer “Neoliberalism and Democratic Possibility: Security, Spectacle and the Super Bowl.”

The APSA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of political scientists; over 730 panels, round tables, and sessions are scheduled to take place and approximately 7,000 participants are expected to attend.

With more than 15,000 members living in more than 80 countries, the American Political Science Association is the world’s largest professional organization for the study of politics.