Wooster team at American Model United Nations Conference, fall 2022 in Chicago

Wooster Model UN team records successful year

The College of Wooster’s Model United Nations team capped off a successful 2022-23 year with impressive results at the National Model United Nations Conference […]

Victoria Silva

Third World: Bolivia, The United States, Democracy, and The Art of Putting it on Stage

Name: Victoria Silva Majors: Theatre, Political Science Minors: Latin American Studies, English What is the conflict of democracy? Is it reliable? Is it real? […]

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GOP Jesus and Trump: an Exploration of the Usage of Evangelical Christianity by Donald Trump

Name: Fiona Schieve Majors: Political Science, Religious Studies Advisors: Jeremy Rapport, Terry Reeder This project intends to analyze the overwhelming support Donald Trump garnered from […]

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The [Hidden] Costs of War: Rape Culture Awareness and The Effects of Transitional Justice on Victims of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

Name: Morgan Ann Malone Major: Political Science Minor: Spanish Advisor: Michele Leiby, Erum Haider This independent study project examined the following research question: Does the robustness […]

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A Farmer Works So the World Can Eat: An Analysis of the Impact of United Nations Food (In)security and Climate Change Collaboration on Linkages in United Nations Outcomes

Name: Maley S. Tinstman Major: Political Science (International Relations) Advisor: Kent Kille This study explores the interactions between United Nations (UN) food (in)security and climate […]

The Lost Electorate: A Content Analysis of 2022 Senatorial Candidates’ Video Commercials and Their Appeals to the White Working-Class

Name: Kay Wetmore Major: Communication Studies, Political Science Advisor: Dr. Denise Bostdorff and Dr. Meg Wrobel This study explored how the Democratic Party is […]

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Fatal Extraction: A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Conflicts in Ecuador during the Presidency of Rafael Correa

Name: Joey Harris Major: Political Science Minor: Economics Advisor: Erum Haider Conflicts over how natural resources are governed have become an increasingly important factor in […]

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(De)Legitimization of Nonviolent Social Movements in U.S. News Media: A Rhetorical Analysis of News Coverage and Political Economic Analysis of News Corporations

Name: Jada Frost Majors: Political Science, Communication Studies Advisors: Denise Bostdorff, Erum Haider Social movements often employ protests in order to bring public attention to […]

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Putin’s “Corrective Project”: An Examination of State Repression Against Russian Nongovernmental Organizations

Name: Ethan Sieber Majors: Political Science, Russian Studies Advisors: Kent Kille, Zach Rewinski Since the early 2000s, restrictions against nongovernmental organizations in Russia have drastically […]

Hannah Baker

La Violencia en Las Sombras: Epistemic Violence in The United States Immigration System and Its Implications

Name: Hannah Baker Majors: Political Science, Spanish Advisors: Michele Leiby, Cynthia Palmer The United States immigration system perpetuates epistemic violence against immigrants. Epistemic violence […]

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Think Globally, Act Locally, Panic Internally: Climate Anxiety’s Impact on Political Participation

Name: Emily Hasecke Majors: Psychology, Political Science Advisors: Susan Clayton, Matthew Krain This study explored how climate anxiety is related to political participation. Prior research suggested that […]

Haley Huett

Knowing When to Do Wrong: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Threat to a Leader and Violations of Physical Integrity Rights

Name: Haley Huett Major: Political Science Minor: Religious Studies Advisors: Kent Kille, William Kujala Political leaders are sensitive to threat. Scholarship in the field […]

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The Online World of Politics: Analyzing the Impact of the Public During #MeToo on Public Policy Using Machine Learning

Name: Doak Schultz Major: Political Science Minor: Art Advisors: Megan Wrobel, Brittany Brake This study explores the impact of the #MeToo movement on Twitter on proposed bills […]

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The Impact of Nuclear Weapons Security Measures on Brinkmanship Conflict Outcomes: A Comparative Case Study of the Pakistan-India Border Conflict and U.S.-Russian Tensions Over the War in Ukraine

Name: Cory Edward Horgan Major: Political Science (International Relations concentration) Minor: Religious Studies Advisor: Jeffrey Lantis; Kent Kille This study explores how levels of nuclear weapons security […]

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The Political Games of Foreign Direct Investment: Investigating the Influence of Regime Type on Host Country FDI Inflows During the Olympics

Name: Clare Leithauser Major: Political Science Minor: Economics Advisors: Erik Davis; Jeffrey Lantis (second reader) Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the most important factors in […]

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The Partisan Implications of a Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission: Examining the 2022 Midterm Elections in Michigan

Name: Carter Schmidt Major: Political Science Advisors: Megan Wrobel, Erik Davis This research examines the question of whether a nonpartisan redistricting commission is capable of […]

John Carwile '81 observes the Silver Arrow 2022 exercise live-fire demonstration closing event at Camp Adazi, Latvia, Sept. 29, 2022.

A lifelong dedication to service: Wooster history alumnus John Carwile ’81 serves as ambassador to Latvia

For 35 years, John Carwile ’81 has dedicated his work to service—serving the United States in foreign countries. Carwile, who recently completed his tenure […]

Graham Rayman '88

Graham Rayman ’88 tackles history of Rikers Island in new book

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Graham Rayman ’88 has a career in journalism that spans over 30 […]

Gabe Wasylko '19

Political science alumnus highlights hometown through social media and photography

When he first came to the College of Wooster, Gabe Wasylko ’19 declared a major in political science and a minor in mathematics, certain […]

Thomas Pitney '24 (right) shares the stage with two peers at the Athens Democracy Forum in Greece.

Political science and French major represents Wooster at 2022 Athens Democracy Forum

Thomas Pitney ’24, a political science and French & Francophone studies major, represented The College of Wooster and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance at the Athens Democracy […]