SU Professor to Speak At Poli Sci Conference

March 8th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Dr. Kristi Anderson

A prominent scholar in the field of citizenship and democracy will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Oneonta’s fifth annual Undergraduate Political Science Conference on Friday, March 15.

Dr. Kristi Andersen, Professor of Political Science at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, will present “Incorporating Immigrants into American Cultural and Political Life.”

The conference begins at 9 a.m., and Anderson will speak at 2 p.m. in the Waterfront Room of the Hunt College Union. Members of the community are invited to attend her talk and the daylong conference, which will feature more than 20 presentations by students from colleges throughout New York state on topics ranging from the Oslo Accords to workers’ rights.

A member of the Maxwell School faculty since 1984, Andersen is the Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy in the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University. Her research has produced books and articles on such topics as women’s entry into politics after the suffrage amendment was passed, the gender gap, voting for male and female candidates, the effects of entering the work force on women’s political participation, and the prospects for electing more women to Congress. She has also written about party realignment, and the political incorporation of immigrants.

Andersen was elected to the Cazenovia Town Board in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. Since 2002, she has been a member of the panel on WCNY-TV’s popular weekly public events show, “The Ivory Tower Half Hour.”

More information about this event is available at or from Dr. Bill Wilkerson of the SUNY Oneonta Department of Political Science at (607) 436-3522 or