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PoliSci Faculty Member to Present at Library of Congress

Assistant Professor of Political Science Ben Schneer is having a big summer. On June 15-16 he will be presenting at the highly competitive Congress and History Conference hosted by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He will be part of a panel on Petitions and Legislative Committee Formation: Theory and Evidence from Revolutionary Virginia and the Early U.S. House.

Shortly after, he will participate in the Summer Institute for Behavioral and Social Scientists at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (June 27-July 8). The focus of the institute is organizations and their effectiveness.

Schneer joined the FSU faculty in fall 2016 after earning his Ph.D. from Harvard, where he won the $5,000 Richard J. Herrnstein Prize awarded by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for “a dissertation that exhibits excellent scholarship, originality and breadth of thought, and a commitment to intellectual independence.”

His research interests include political communication, elections, Congress, and U.S. political and economic history.