Media Tip Sheet: Fresno State political science faculty experts for the 2018 Midterm Election

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Media Tip Sheet: Fresno State political science faculty experts for the 2018 Midterm Election

Several Fresno State faculty members are available to share their expertise on the 2018 midterm election, including key issues and topics important to voters.

These faculty experts can speak in general about campaigns and elections, both at the local and national level.

If you need assistance connecting with these experts, please contact University Communications at lboyles@csufresno.edu or 559.246.1717.

Dr. Lisa A. BryantDr. Lisa A. Bryant, assistant professor of political science
lbryant@csufresno.edu

Expertise:

●       Campaigns and elections
●       Election sciences/election administration
●       Public opinion
●       Political behavior/participation, race and gender
●       Political communication and research methods

Bryant was recently interviewed for the Los Angeles Times and KQED.

Dr. Jeffrey CumminsDr. Jeffrey Cummins, professor of political science
jcummins@csufresno.edu, 559.278.6693

(not available on weekends)

Expertise:

● American politics and public policy, including state politics and policy
● Public budgeting
● The presidency

Cummins was recently interviewed by the Associated Press.

Annabella Espana NajeraDr. Annabella España-Nájera, associate professor of Chicano and Latin American Studies
aespanajera@csufresno.edu

Spanish speaking
Expertise:

●       Latin American politics
●       U.S./Latino politics

Dr. Thomas HolyokeDr. Thomas Holyoke, professor of political science
tholyoke@csufresno.edu, 559.278.7580

Expertise:

  • Interest groups and lobbying
  • Social movement politics
  • Western water politics and policy
  • Legislative politics
  • Campaign finance

Holyoke was recently quoted in The San Francisco Chronicle and Mother Jones.

Dr. Nataliia KasianenkoDr. Nataliia Kasianenko, assistant professor of political science

Expertise:

●       Comparative politics
●       International relations
●       Russian and East European politics
●       Nationalism and identity

Dr. Melanie H. RamDr. Melanie H. Ram, department chair and professor of political science

Expertise:

●       International relations
●       Minority rights/discrimination/human rights in Europe, Roma
●       International human rights
●       International organizations
●       Non-governmental organizations; transnational advocacy

Dr. Everett A. Vieira IIIDr. Everett A. Vieira III, assistant professor of political science
evieira@csufresno.edu

Spanish speaking

Expertise:

  • Comparative politics (more international focus than U.S.)
  • International relations
  • Terrorism
  • Political violence
  • Civil war
  • Latin America
  • Human rights
  • Democratization
  • Qualitative methods
  • Politics of memory