Faculty Highlights

Maskivker Wins Grant for Ethics on Voting Project

Assistant Professor of Political Science Julia Maskivker recently received a grant from Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs, part of the American Political Science Association.

Maskivker’s project is an examination of the reasons people should and should not view voting as part of a person’s civic duty. In particular, the grant will fund a chapter of the upcoming book about the United States’ forgotten experience with the obligatory ballot—a time in the 19th and 20th centuries when some states were close to instituting compulsory voting laws.

This month, Maskivker’s article “Yes, you do have an obligation to vote for the lesser of two evils. Here’s why.” was published in the political science blog of The Washington Post.