What Happened?

The 2020 election was nothing short of unprecendented. For our final exam, we were given three hours to respond to one prompt to synthesize what we have learned throughout the class: “explain why the 2020 election turned out as it did.” What a complicated question to answer! As is my typical fashion, my response to …

Election Day! (Identities, Voter Suppression, and Court Rulings–oh my).

The election is TODAY, and it is hard to believe that this block is going by so quickly! Last week (week 2), our class focused on the 2016 election and turnout, building upon the framework of week 1 to apply identity-based politics to the outcome of the 2016 election. Specifically, we read the book Identity …

Political Decisions and the Power of Identity

Hello! My name is Andra Metcalfe and I am the student blogger for a class I am taking that focuses on something already at the forefront of most people‚Äôs minds this block: elections! The class is being taught by the wonderful Dana Wittmer Wolfe! The goal of this class is to provide a political science …

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