Rooney Center Seminar: "Information and Perceptions of Electability in Primary Elections" with Laurel Harbridge-Yong


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Laurel Harbridge-Yong

Laurel Harbridge-Yong is a Professor of Political Science and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She received her PhD in 2009 from Stanford University. Her research and teaching explore questions surrounding partisan conflict and the difficulty of reaching bipartisan agreements and legislative compromises in American politics. Her work spans projects on the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and the mass public. She is the author of two books – Is Bipartisanship Dead? Policy Agreement and Agenda-Setting in the House of Representatives (2015) and Rejecting Compromise: Legislators’ Fear of Primary Voters (with Sarah Anderson and Daniel Butler, 2020) – and numerous journal articles.


Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, Unite America, the National Science Foundation Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS), the Social Science Research Council, and the Dirksen Congressional Center, among others. Her current research projects examine how primary elections shape representation, how threats and violence against elected officials shape legislative behavior and whether the public rationalizes the use of political violence.


This is an academic research talk intended for Notre Dame faculty, staff, and grad students. This event will not be open to the public.

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