Ph.D. Candidate
 Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University
Ward Melville Social and Behavioral Science Building, S-751
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392
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.

My 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 Experimental Research.  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 linguistically 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. 

To 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.