Recent Publications

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Why did Alabama criminalize trans medical care for young people?

Alison Gash, professor

The article “Trans advocates work locally. Conservatives fight back nationally.” analyzes advocacy efforts countering anti-trans legislation in the United States.

Read about it in the Washington Post.

The University of Oregon's Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP), which was established in spring 2020, can process up to 4,000 COVID-19 tests per week.

Misinformation, Vaccination, and the Role of Community-based Organizations in a Republican Leaning Ethnic Minority Community

Tuong Vu, professor

Professor Tuong Vu and the US-Vietnam Research Center were recently awarded a 2022 Growing Democracy grant by the Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs of the American Political Science Association for his research on vaccination misinformation.

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Work Time Regimes and the Comparative Political Economy of the Gender Pay Gap

James Conran, assistant professor

Assistant professor James Conran is the 2021 recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Kauffman Award in the Class and Inequality Section. His paper on the gender pay gap was selected as the best paper on entrepreneurship & inclusion.

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The Politics of Rights of Nature: Strategies for Building a More Sustainable Future

Craig M. Kauffman, associate professor

Associate professor Craig Kauffman’s new book addresses how Rights of Nature laws are transforming governance to address environmental crises through more ecologically sustainable approaches to development.

Learn more about the book.

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The Politics of European and American Single-Market Governance

Craig Parsons, professor

Political science professor Craig Parsons was recently awarded a major grant from the Norwegian Research Council for his ARENA project “The Politics of European and American Single-Market Governance”. Parsons was appointed Senior Researcher at the ARENA Center for European Studies at the University of Oslo in Norway early last year. He is the project leader for this funded project which will examine political attitudes about internal-market governance in the European Union and the United States. The project is slated to begin in the fall and will run for the next four (4) years.

Learn more about this first-of-its-kind project.

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Is the American Economy Significantly Different than Europeans Think?

Craig Parsons, professor

The online outlet Merion West recently published an article on the “single markets” research conducted by professor of political science Craig Parsons. Parsons’s research, as outlined in the article linked below, explores the similarities and differences between the US and EU economies. 

Read the article.