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Kathryn Pearson

It's Not Politics As Usual in the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the headlines these days, eclipsing the political campaigns currently underway. How are the candidates adapting to the reality of social distancing that has upended traditional campaign strategies? And how is fear of the virus impacting the presidential primary elections? Associate Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson discusses the state of American politics in the era of COVID-19.

It's Not Politics As Usual In the Era of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the headlines these days, eclipsing the political campaigns currently underway. How are the candidates adapting to the reality of social distancing that has upended traditional campaign strategies? And how is fear of the virus impacting the presidential primary elections? University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson discusses the state of American politics in the era of COVID-19.
Portrait of Lisa Hilbink

A Historic Trip to Chile

Professor Lisa Hilbink studies comparative constitutionalism and the justice system in Chile and Latin America, focusing on human rights and popular perceptions of the justice system in those regions and examining how those perceptions affect people’s willingness to turn to the courts when rights are violated.
Portrait: Professor Timothy R Johnson

SCOTUS Notes

Professor Timothy Johnson wanted to shine a light on a rich primary source for researchers in political science and law--the handwritten notes of past Supreme Court justices. But first, he needed help from a few hundred citizen scientists.

New Constitution or Nothing! The Promise and Pitfalls of Chile's...

In the wee hours of Friday, November 15, 2019, Chile reached a historic milestone: Congressional representatives from nearly all political parties, across the political spectrum, signed an agreement to open the path to a new constitution. Professor Lisa Hilbink shares her observations of this development in the country's governance.

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