My primary research agenda revolves around the notion of discretionary communication in Congress. Involving Monmouth College students in data collection and coding efforts has led to the creation of a comprehensive dataset of communications by members of the US House and Senate in the 111th Congress for forthcoming statistical analysis.
I am also currently co-authoring two pedagological papers exploring academic excellence and best practices for involving students in large scale research endeavors.
Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
Eagles, Munroe and Annika Hagley. 2009. "Constituency Campaigning in Canada" in Election, Heather MacIvor. Emond Montgomery Publications
Dyck, Joshua J. and Annika Hagley. 2012. “Spatial Proximity and Voting on Sex Offender Residency Restrictions.” Politics and Policy 40:195-220
Works in Progress:
"Strategic Ambiguity in the U.S. House of Representatives". Using an original dataset collected and coded by Monmouth college students, co-author, Harvey Palmer and I argue that members of the House are likely to avoid clear position taking and engage in strategic ambiguity on policy issues when they perceive their policy stances to be out of sync with the preferences of the median voter in their districts.
"Jamming the Signal: Discretionary Dissent and the Quest for Re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives" (with Joshua J Dyck). Using an orignal dataset , incorporating both roll call votes and issue postions taken in press releases, we demonstrate that non-roll call dissent exists as distinct from roll-call voting and show that it is an effective strategy in garnering support from constituents.
Courses Taught: Education:
POLS 103 American Politics
INTG 405 The Democracy Project
POLS 320 United States Congress
POL 227 Politics and Geography
ILA (Fall 2012) Introduction to Liberal Arts
POLS 321 (Fall 2012) The American Presidency
PSC 103 (Buffalo) Introduction to Comparative Politics
GED 100 (Buffalo) World Civilizations
Ph.D. Political Science SUNY Buffalo
M.A. Political Science SUNY Buffalo
B.A. English Literature University at Westminster (London)
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