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Chera Laforge

Assistant Professor, Political Science
Tom Raper Hall 244
(765) 973-8304
calaforg@iue.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • B.S., Economics and Political Science, Northern Michigan University, 2006

Current Research interests

Congress, Legislative Behavior, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Esther Griffin White." In Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Character of the Hoosier State, edited by Linda Gugin and Jim St. Clair, Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society Press, forthcoming (2016).
  • Remmel, Megan L. and Chera A. LaForge. "Don't You Forget About Me: Straight-Ticket Voting and Voter Drop-Off in Nonpartisan Elections." Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago 2014.
  • Schmitt, Carly, Chera LaForge, and Hanna Brant. "Primaries, Partisanship, and Polarization in the Senate." Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago 2013.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Academic Advisor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois, 2011-2012
  • Independent Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois, 2010-2011

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Indiana University East, Summer 2014
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Indiana University East, 2013-2014
  • LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, April 2012

Link to website: http://mypage.iu.edu/~calaforg/

 

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