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Election 2020 -- 12/09/20 Daypass -- How Do We Heal the Widening Divide?
Wednesday, December 9 Kevin Deegan-Krause, Wayne State University Professor of Political Science Vincent Hutchings, UM Professor of Political Science Jennifer Silva, Indiana University Professor of Sociology This panel will explore how the US has become so polarized, and discuss our present racial, class, and urban/rural divides and their impact on the election, and our lives generally. With the election behind us when this discussion takes place, the panel will focus on how we return to American ideals, heal, and move forward. Kevin Deegan-Krause is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University in 1990 and his doctorate in Government from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. He has spent more than two decades studying how political parties compete against one another, and how that competition shapes what happens in a democracy. His latest book is The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond, published by Oxford University Press in 2020. Vincent Hutchings is the Hanes Walton Jr. Collegiate Professor of Political Science at UM and a Research Professor at the UM Institute for Social Research. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research examines the ways in which political campaigns and the media frame information about racial issues in order to activate and make politically relevant the voters’ sympathies and/or antipathies for particular racial groups. Jennifer Silva joined the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2019. Previously, Silva taught sociology at Bucknell University. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, where she studied the impact of economic insecurity on social connectedness and civic engagement. Silva’s latest book is We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America (Oxford University Press, 2019). Silva earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Virginia. She also studied sociology at the undergraduate level at Wellesley College.
Event Type : Special Projects      
Category : Election 2020
Date(s) : 12/09/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN