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New Book by Stefanie Chambers Offers Timely Policy Suggestions on Somali Immigrant Incorporation

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A new book by Trinity College Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science Stefanie Chambers, Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations (Temple University Press, 2017), studies the assimilation of Somali Americans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and in Columbus, Ohio. Since 2012, Chambers has conducted research into the […]

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Associate Professor of Political Science Lida Maxwell Receives Fellowship Award for ‘Truth in Public’ Book Project

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With the presidential campaigns underway, disputes over who is telling the truth – and of what “the truth” even means – are ever-present. Lida Maxwell, Associate Professor of Political Science at Trinity College, was awarded a Mellon Mid-Career Research Fellowship at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center for 2016-2017 to write about this topic in her book […]

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Abigail Fisher Williamson’s Immigration Policy Survey to be Distributed to Municipal Officials in 1,000 Towns


With an eye toward informing and aiding immigration policymakers at all levels of government, Trinity College Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law Abigail Fisher Williamson will conduct a study called “The U.S. Municipal Responses to Immigrants Survey.” Williamson’s work on the nationwide survey and analysis of findings, supported by The Pew […]

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McMahon and Elukin Deliver Remarks at United States, Connecticut Supreme Courts


Recently, two faculty members at Trinity delivered addresses to the United States and Connecticut Supreme Courts. Though their talks were just one day apart, the topics they discussed spanned almost eight centuries. ​ In Washington, D.C., on April 30, Kevin McMahon, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science, accepted the Griswold Prize for his 2011 […]

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Kevin J. McMahon’s Nixon’s Court Wins Prestigious Griswold Prize


The Erwin N. Griswold Prize isn’t awarded every year. Instead, the Supreme Court Historical Society names a winner when a book on Supreme Court history stands out enough to merit this prestigious honor. For just the seventh time, and the first time since 2009, the Society has named a winner: Nixon’s Court, by Kevin J. […]

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Colleagues, Grants Support Stefanie Chambers’ Research on Somali Americans


For her newest book, Stefanie Chambers, associate professor of political science, is comparing the incorporation of Somali Americans in the Twin Cities and Columbus, Ohio. It’s an effort that she acknowledges was made possible by the support of many others: her colleagues, a Trinity alumnus, and most recently the American Political Science Association. Chambers started […]

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“Nixon’s Court” selected as one of Choice’s 2012 Outstanding Titles

Choice, a leading source for reviews of books of interest to people in higher education, has selected Nixon’s Court: his challenge to judicial liberalism and its political consequences as one of its 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles. The book was written by Kevin J. McMahon, John R. Reitemeyer and Charles A. Dana Research Professor at Trinity. […]

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Sonia Cardenas delivers Common Hour lecture on national human rights institutions

In a Common Hour event on Thursday, November 29, Sonia Cardenas, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Human Rights Program, spoke about the global rise of national human rights institutions, the subject of her upcoming book, Chains of Justice: The Global Rise of National Human Rights Institutions. Cardenas, […]

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Stefanie Chambers examines voter turnout during panel at Old State House

With the presidential election less than a month away, a panel of three experts tackled the thorny issues of low voter turnout, obstacles to voter participation, efforts to target and disenfranchise ethnic and racial groups, and other election-related topics. The panel discussion, “The Fight to Vote, The Right to Vote,” took place on Wednesday, October […]

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