In a country polarized by partisan politics, it is hard to go a day without hearing or seeing a story in Washington or Madison that doesn’t leave us shaking our heads, wondering what it all means. We like to think news coverage from NPR and from our local WUWM news staff helps to answer some of those questions. But since many of the issues are so complex and the politics so toxic, getting a true perspective can be difficult. That’s why the university, and our community, is fortunate to have a terrific department of political science located on the UWM campus.
On this edition of UWM Today, we talk with Kathy Dolan, distinguished professor and chair of the department of political science in the College of Letters & Science. Dolan is frequently interviewed by correspondents from the nation’s top news organizations, and recently she was named co-editor of the American Journal of Political Science, one of the most prestigious journals in the field, and the one most read and most cited.