Ask a Political Scientist
Ask a Political Scientist is a free live-streaming show that brings the latest research and biggest ideas in political science straight to wherever you’re riding out this horrible year. We’re doing a limited run of our popular show especially tailored to making sense of — and hopefully making a difference in — the upcoming election (have you heard? there’s an election coming up!). We’re talking:
- Polarization (Sept. 24): How did this happen, is it as horrible as it seems, and what do we do about it?
- The Media (Oct. 1): Force for good? Force for evil? Somewhere in between?
- Misinformation (Oct. 8): The true end of humanity or just ONE of the true ends of humanity?
- Race and Politics (Oct. 15): Where do racial attitudes come from, and how do they affect our politics, and vice versa?
- Political Identity (Oct. 22): What does it mean to have a political identity, and how does it affect how we vote?
- Getting Out the Vote (Oct. 29): Seriously, though, why do people vote and how do we get more of them to do it!?
All shows will feature a live Q&A session, where viewers can submit questions directly to the guests over the YouTube chat. You really can ask a political scientist!
Join us every Thursday, 7p ET, between now and the election!
Ask a Political Scientist host Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. is a political scientist and a comedian who is trying to bring these two worlds together. This means she perpetually feel like she is failing at both (but is going to keep trying anyway). Each show will feature a guest expert from the world of political science with specialty pertaining to the weekly topic. Shows also feature a second, “non-political science” guest (journalists, comedians, scientists form other disciplines) who help to bridge the gap between the academic and the universal.
Every Thursday at 7pm ET starting THIS THURSDAY (September 24) and continuing until the election (which is Tuesday, Nov 3)!
Thursday, Sep 24, 7:00 PM ET – Polarization
Thursday, Oct 1, 7:00 PM ET – The Media
Thursday, Oct 8, 7:00 PM ET – Misinformation
Thursday, Oct 15, 7:00 PM ET – Race and Politics
Thursday, Oct 22, 7:00 PM ET – Political Identity
Thursday, Oct 29, 7:00 PM ET – Getting Out the Vote
The Ask A Political Scientist Youtube channel: bit.ly/askaps
The show is free! Optional donations can be made, and will go to selected charities. Donations from the September 24 show will go to the Earth Science Women’s Network.
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 recurring shows Political Circus (formerly live), and Ask A Political Scientist (livestreaming). When she’s not doing that, Jones-Rooy is 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.Buy tickets/get more info now