I finished my Ph.D. at Stony Brook and will start in the Fall of 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. A new website will be coming soon! In the meantime, my Research and Teaching pages will be kept up to date.
My name is Ben J. Newman and I
am a PhD Candidate in
the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University. My
main fields of study are American Politics, Political
Behavior/Psychology, and Research Methodology.
teaching and research interests include Political Participation
and Electoral Behavior, Citizen Activism and Protest Politics, Public
Opinion and Intergroup Relations, The Politics of Immigration,
State and Local Politics, Quantitative Research Methods, and Survey and
I have conducted and published
original research exploring the politicization of everyday consumer
behavior as a form of citizen participation and political activism,
and research exploring the effect of personal contact with
unassimilated immigrants on citizens' immigration policy
preferences. I currently have several research projects in
progress focusing on
immigration policy and public opinion on immigration, as well as
projects addressing topics ranging from citizen performance and trust
in government, to ethnic change, social capital, and political
engagement. Of particular interest to me at present are contextual
theories of public opinion; I have several projects in progress that
explore the impact of citizens' racial/ethnic and economic context on
their policy preferences.
access my CV, view more information about my research, published work,
and working papers, view courses taught and course syllabi, or learn
more about me, please see the tabs to the right.