Announcements Archive

Dr. Karen Beck Pooley

Bethlehem Area School District board director is the subject of this week's Q&A.

Professor Laura Katz Olson

Dr. Olson was awarded in the Caregiving category for her book, Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines.


Holona LeAnne Ochs
Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.
Laura Olsen

Laura Olson presented on “Backward and Forward: Fifty Years of the Caucus for a New Political Science” at the American Political Science Association annual conference.

Holona Ochs

Holona Ochs was a discussant on the “State Policy and Administration” panel and a participant in another at the American Political Science Association annual conference.

Breena Holland

Breena Holland was a discussant on Conservation and Social Justice: Valuing Capabilities in Interdisciplinary Socio-ecological Assessments in the Eastern Himalayas at the Human Development and Capability Association annual conference early September.

Nandini Deo

Nandini Deo is the organizer for “Secularisms: Critical Perspectives” at the South Asian Studies Annual Conference in late October.  She also presented in a Roundtable Discussion: Reflections on ‘The Refugee Crisis and Religion’  at the American Political Science Association conference on September 2and  presented “Modi and Trump: How social movement research explains the puzzles” at Society of International Law and Policy in, Kolkata, India, January 2017

Anthony DiMaggio

“The Propaganda Model and Manufacturing Consent: Public Compliance and Resistance,”in The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky, edited by James McGilvray, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Strategic or Democratic Interests?  Framing U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Uprising,” in U.S. Approaches to the Arab Uprisings: International Relations and Democracy Promotion, edited by Amentahru Wahlrab, I.B. Tauris, 2017.

Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony DiMaggio was a discussant on the panel “Speaking Truth to Power: Has Political Science become Irrelevant to Policy?” at the American Political Science Association annual conference in early September 2017.

Anthony DiMaggio also presented “Power in Union: Democratic Representation and Empowerment in Labor Unions,” & “Class Politics: The Formation of Class Politics and its Impact on Political Attitudes,” at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2017.

Nandini Deo

Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India: The Role of Activism, Routledge, 2016. 

Dr. Laura Katz Olson

Congratulations to Professor Olson on this honor!

Her appointment is for a seven year term which begins July1, 2017 and has the option for renewal. It is in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments!


Congratulations to our newest members of the national political science honor society!

Delta Nu Chapter executive leaders:

President: Samantha Lerner (fall '16 initiate)

Vice: Sabrina Schulman

Secretary: Kalyani Singh (fall '16 initiate)

Treasurer: Samantha Randall

Alison Bergen

Serena Highly

Holly Gwydir

Brittany Nochimson

Ian Mason

Laura Katz Olsen

The following activity has happened relative to the publication of  Dr.Olsen's book : Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (New York: SUNY University Press, 2016)

“Trying to Find Adequate Care is a Bureaucratic and Personal Nightmare,” STAT News, July 27, 2016, https//

Blog: “It’s the Family that Must Adjust,” May 4, 2016,

Invited Lecture, “Quality of Nursing Home Care: Getting Our Money’s Worth,” 40th Annual Conference of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care,” Arlington, Virginia, November 4, 2016.

Interview: “An Academic Knowledge of Elder Care Becomes a Harsh, Real Lesson,” Erin Arvedlund, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 21, 2016,

Book Readings and Signings for Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines

    Bluestockings Book Store, New York City, June 16, 2016;

    Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA, June 26, 2016;

    Artrage Gallery, Syracuse, New York, June 29, 2016;

    Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, New York, July 12, 2016;

    The Left Bank Café and Moose Maple Books, Saranac Lake, New York, August 8, 2016;

    Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, MA, September 21, 2016;

    One More Page Books, Arlington, VA, November 3, 2016.

Podcast: with Jana Panarites, library, episode 50: “Aha Moments,” June 1, 2016.

Interview: “Success May be as Simple as Focusing on Two Areas,” in McKnight’s Senior Living, Lois A. Bowers, May 31, 2016:

Holona Ochs

Professor Ochs has been awarded a Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative Grant for $9182 and a Collaborative Research Opportunity Grant (CORE) for $59,174. 

Bill was a wonderful person, scholar, and teacher. His warmth, courage, and dignity will be missed. We join the rest of Lehigh University in mourning his loss and in celebrating his life. Dr. Scott's family will hold a memorial service at Lehigh Chapel on Monday, May 15 at 11am. There may also be other services slated in the community and as details become available they will be shared accordingly.

Holona Ochs

Dr. Ochs will present at the conference and chair panels as follows:
Chair #1: Poverty and Health: Problems and Solutions
Chair #2: Militarism, Subversion, and Protest
Chair: Expectatons of Justice and Equity in Policy, Administration and Public Management
Author: The Role of  Untreated Mental Illness in Deadly Encounters with the Police: The Case of California

Nandini Deo

Dr. Deopresented in Kolkatta, India at Society for International Law and Policy January 2017.

Anthony DiMaggio

Presenting research papers at Midwest Political Science Association Conference (MPSA) 2017 4/3-4/9:  He is also a discussant for one panel.

Paper #1: Class Politics: The Formation of Class Consciousness and it’s Impact on Policy Attitudes

Paper #2: Power in Union: Democratic Representation in American Labor Unions

Discussant: Why Do So Many Rich Professionals Hold Office, and Does It Matter?

See "Publications" for Dr. DiMaggio's recent book.

Anthony DiMaggio

The Politics of Persuasion: Media Bias and Economic Policy in the Modern Era, State University of New York Press, 2017.

Breena Holland

Dr. Breena Holland on 2/27/2017 published a new article in the Journal of Environmental Politics titled "Procedural justice in local climate adaptation: political capabilities and transformational change.

Rick Matthews

About the authors:

David Ingersoll was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Delaware whose works included Communism, Fascism, and Democracy: The Origins and Development of Three Ideologies (1971). Richard Matthews is NEH Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University whose works include The Radical Politics of Thomas Jefferson (1984) and If Men Were Angels: James Madison and the Heartless Empire of Reason (1996). Andrew Davison is Professor of Political Science at Vassar College whose works include Border Thinking on the Edges of the West: Crossing over the Hellespont (2014), Corporatist Ideology in Kemalist Turkey: Progress or Order? (2004), and Secularism and Revivalism in Turkey: A Hermeneutic Reconsideration (1998).


Sample Reviews:  

There are two kinds of textbooks: those that respect the student and those that do not. This volume, like its predecessors, honors and even admires the reader. It's wonderfully written, provocative, educative, and ever-timely. The new chapter on feminism and the revised chapter on theopolitics and fascism (to include a consideration of "Trumpism")—are worth the price of admission alone. This will continue to be THE book for introductory political theory courses and upper-level courses on comparative political ideologies.  ~Gregory White, Professor of Government, Smith College

This is a fantastic teaching resource!  It is so difficult to find a text that speaks plainly without simplifying the complexities of political ideologies. Their survey of the history and evolution of feminist thought is extensive, and inclusive. They also include significant portions from the original texts, allowing the voices of different feminist theorists to reach students. Their analysis lays the foundation for having informed discussions about why it is difficult to have unified feminist politics, and explores the rapidly evolving politics of both postcolonial and transgender identities. They provide an excellent tool for linking the intricacies of feminist theory to the complexities of feminist politics. ~Keally McBride, University of San Francisco

The new edition of The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology offers an outstanding introduction to modern politics and modern ideologies. With style and rigor, the authors combine the study of major modern Western ideologies—liberalism, conservativism, Marxism, feminism, and fascism—with sensitive accounts of Maoism and Islamism. They encourage thoughtful study of each ideology, with careful attention to their affinities, differences, and internal complexities; and they demonstrate compellingly the continuing resonance of the various ideologies, including fascism and the theopolitical ideologies. ~ Bruce Baum, University of British Columbia

With great rigor and remarkable skill, Ingersoll, Matthews, and Davison offer a superbly rich and thorough study of modern political ideologies that continue to mold and move us. Deftly dissecting a wide spectrum of ideologies, the authors map their constitutive ideas and excavate their theoretical roots with passion, judiciousness, and attention to detail. They fearlessly examine contemporary political discourse, holding up a mirror to the present. Meticulous and erudite without ever becoming inaccessible, The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology is a gripping book that will prove indispensable for the political education of generations of students to come, inspiring them to become literate, discerning, and critically engaged denizens of the world. ~Banu Bargu, New School for Social Research

The Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology is a unique compendium of the most potent political forces of modernity--massive movements and groundbreaking historic events have been the causes and consequences of these ideologies. The authors have done the scholarly community an invaluable service by putting together a magnificent volume that reads like an epic saga of the best and the worst of humanity over the last two hundred years. To weave this dramatic history of ideas and movements into a graceful and convincing narrative is a spectacular feat of scholarly erudition and imagination.  ~Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University