Category Archives: Professional Notes

Farnsworth Presents Research at the Library of Congress

Farnsworth Presents Research at the Library of CongressStephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a research paper, "Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor and the American Presidency," at the Library of Congress in Washington. Dr. Farnsworth was one of a dozen professors selected to present their research at the Library of Congress' national conference on the Presidency and Popular Culture. The post Farnsworth Presents Research at the Library of Congress appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Lectures on Virginia Politics

Farnsworth Lectures on Virginia PoliticsStephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Reviewing the 2022 Midterm Elections and Previewing the 2023 Legislative Session,” at the Virginia Business Journal Forum in Richmond.

Professor Farnsworth also appeared in several media reports, including:

Virginia Special Election Could Change Future of Abortion Rights (WRC TV DC)

“If the Republicans retain this seat and it is a 21-19 Senate, then any deal that Republicans might make with Senator Morrissey on the abortion restrictions but could get to a 20-20 tie and that tie be broken by the Republican pro-life Lieutenant Governor,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/virginia-special-election-could-change-future-of-abortion-rights/3251588/

General Assembly to reconvene in Richmond (Cardinal News)

“A lot of lawmakers have new districts, some of them are running against each other, and as a result the top priority is going to be a session that ends promptly,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington. “That means a lot more of the contentious issues will be stalled, killed in committee perhaps or maybe kept off the agenda until next year. “

https://cardinalnews.org/2023/01/11/general-assembly-to-reconvene-in-richmond/

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Politics in Washington to Norwegian Conference

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Politics in Washington to Norwegian Conference Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "President Biden, the Media and the 2022 Midterm Elections,” at the Norwegian Washington Seminar in Washington, DC. In addition, recent media mentions for Stephen Farnsworth include can be found via this post Farnsworth Media Links

Farnsworth and Hemphill publish opinion column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, and Emily Hemphill, a UMW senior majoring in political science and minoring in journalism, are coauthors of an opinion column, "Sorry, Virginia, we’re stuck with the Electoral College," which was published recently in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Link

Farnsworth, Hanna and Seltzer Publish Book Chapter on Virginia Politics

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Professor of Geography Stephen P. Hanna; and Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in political science and in communication and digital studies, are coauthors of a book chapter entitled, “Declining Rural Influence in Virginia Politics: Comparing Mark Warner’s 2001 and 2020 Elections,” which was published in the new book, Vibrant Virginia: Engaging the Commonwealth to Expand Economic Vitality, just published by Virginia Tech. 

Further information on the book is available here:  Link

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Politics in State Department Program

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture in Washington, "Previewing the 2022 Midterm Elections," to visiting Australian government and party officials participating in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Dr. Farnsworth has previously lectured on U.S. politics for IVLP delegations visiting Washington from Zambia, Yemen, and Taiwan.

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Politics in State Department Program