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Ask A Political Scientist: FREE Weekly Livestream Show from Andrea Jones-Rooy and CAVEAT NYC

ASK A POLITICAL SCIENTIST: A FREE WEEKLY LIVESTREAM SHOW

WITH COMEDIAN AND POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR ANDREA JONES-ROOY AND SPECIAL GUESTS


A weekly live show about research to help us understand the political side of the pandemic THURSDAYS ON CAVEAT'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL


WHAT:  In this weekly live online show, Host Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy, a professor of political & data science and standup comedian, will be joined each week by a political science guest, to help break down the political side of this pandemic. Andrea and her guests will help us understand political science research and how it connects to our current situation, addressing the primaries, COVID-19, and the effects of the pandemic. The show will be followed by 30-minutes of Q&A from the audience. WHO: Host Andrea Jones-Rooy holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, a bunch of low self-esteem from years of doing standup comedy, and a series of physical injuries from decades of being a dancer and circus performer. For the March 19th show, the special guest will be Andrea Benjamin, a political scientist at the University of Oklahoma, Department of African & African American Studies. WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM ET Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM ET Thursday, March 1, 7:00 PM ET ...continuing every Thursday until Caveat reopens!

WHERE: Caveat's Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsLxEqoTS2E


HOW: The show is free! Any donations will be given to the Caveat staff who are otherwise out of work.






















ABOUT ANDREA JONES-ROOY, PH.D.

Andrea Jones-Rooy holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, a bunch of low self-esteem from years of doing standup comedy, and a series of physical injuries from decades of being a dancer and circus performer. She wields all these confusingly unrelated things at once in her monthly show at Caveat: Political Circus. When she's not doing that, she's the Director of Undergraduate Studies at NYU and the professor of their flagship course, Data Science for Everyone. She also consults and speaks with organizations about social & data science and previously contributed to FiveThirtyEight as a quantitative researcher. This video sums the whole thing up pretty well.















ABOUT ANDREA BENJAMIN, PH.D.

Andrea Benjamin is originally from Northern California and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include Race and Politics, Local Elections and Voting behavior, and Public Opinion. Her first book, Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections: Elite Cues and Cross-Ethnic Voting, explores the potential for Black and Latino Coalitions in local politics. Using the Co-Ethnic Elite Cues Theory, the book shows that Blacks and Latinos rely on endorsements from co-ethnic leaders when casting their ballots. This is especially true when race and ethnicity are salient in the campaign. This book was published by Cambridge University Press. She is currently working on a project about representation in local politics.


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