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K-State Today

October 4, 2018

Political science to host guest lecture on personality politics in media coverage over time

Submitted by Allison Kuehne

The political science department, part of K-State's College of Arts and Sciences, will host Iñaki Sagarzazu, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University, for a lecture at 10:30 a.m Monday, Oct. 8, in 301 Calvin Hall.

Sagarzazu will present "Personality Politics in Media Coverage over Time: The UK Case 1992-2016."

Sagarzazu's current research focuses on understanding what shapes political communications and what are its consequences. In particular what is the effect that institutions have on the dynamics of issue politics, and how do these dynamics affect individual voters. Other research projects involve developing and using content analysis techniques for understanding different political problems — such as issue attention in political speeches, court decisions, etc. — and understanding Venezuelan politics.

Sagarzazu's research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, West European Politics, Political Science Research and Methods, Latin American Politics and Society, and Policy Studies Journal as well as in several book chapters in edited volumes.