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Vanderbilt experts available for post-primary political analysis

Jul. 31, 2002, 4:15 PM

July 31, 2002


Three Vanderbilt faculty members will be available to the media at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Kirkland Hall for political analysis and questions about the 2002 Tennessee primaries. Commenting on the outcomes of the primaries for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor in Tennessee will be professors Bruce Oppenheimer, Geoff Layman and Rosalyn Cooperman.

Oppenheimer, a professor of political science, teaches and writes extensively about Congress, legislative process and political parties. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Sizing Up the Senate: The Unequal Consequences of Equal Representation and also served as co-editor of Congress Reconsidered, now in its seventh edition. He co-taught a course on the 2000 elections.

Layman, an associate professor of political science, has focused much of his research on the role of the religious right in politics, particularly within the Republican Party. Layman is the author of The Great Divide: Religious and Cultural Conflict in the American Political Party System.

Cooperman, a senior instructor in the Department of Political Science, has a strong academic interest in the area of congressional elections with women candidates. She has worked in campaigns at the state and congressional level and will be teaching a course in the coming academic year about women and politics.

WHAT: Post-primary media availability

WHERE: Kirkland Hall, second floor conference room – parking permitted on Kirkland Circle (with the exception of reserved spaces or fire lane as marked)

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2