WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the American Political Science Association:
Political scientists are available to speak with reporters about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder.
David Kimball (email@example.com) is Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies in the political science department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the co-author of three books: Helping America Vote (2011), Lobbying and Policy Change (2009), and Why Americans Split Their Tickets (2004). Professor Kimball is co-editor of Controversies in Voting Behavior (2010), and he has written several articles on voting behavior, election administration, public opinion, and interest group lobbying in the United States. He has participated as an expert in several court cases related to election administration, voting rights, and redistricting. Professor Kimball received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and his B.A. in political science and applied mathematics from Brown University.
Martha Kropf (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She is co-author of Helping America Vote: The Limits of Election Reform (2011). Her areas of research include the study of elections and election reform, voting and political mobilization. Professor Kropf has published in the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly and Public Opinion Quarterly. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Aspen Institute. Professor Kropf received her Ph.D. from American University in Washington, DC.
Lisa Garcia Bedolla (email@example.com) is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and is chair of Berkeley's Center for Latino Policy Research. Professor Garcia Bedolla's research focuses on how marginalization and inequality structure the political opportunities available to members of ethnoracial groups, with a particular emphasis on the intersections of race, class, and gender. She is author of Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity, and Politics in Los Angeles (2009) and co-author, with Melissa R. Michelson, of Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns (2012). Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and edited volumes, and she served as an expert witness in a Florida case about third party voter registration brought by the League of Women Voters and Rock the Vote. Professor Garcia Bedolla received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and her B.A. in Latin American Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
Michael S. Lewis-Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org) is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. His interests are comparative elections, election forecasting, political economy, and quantitative methodology. Professor Lewis-Beck has authored or co-authored over 210 articles and books, including Economics and Elections, The American Voter Revisited, French Presidential Elections, Forecasting Elections, The French Voter, and Applied Regression. He has served as Editor of the American Journal of Political Science and of the Sage QASS series (the green monographs) in quantitative methods. Currently he is Associate Editor of International Journal of Forecasting and Data Editor of French Politics. In January-June of 2011, he was Visiting Professor of Political Science and the University of Siena, and Senior Fellow with the Carlo Alberto Foundation in Torino. In spring 2012, he held the position of Paul Lazersfeld University Professor at the University of Vienna.
About the American Political Science Association
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.
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