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Angry Politics: Partisan Hatred and Political Polarization Among College Students

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual Event

Survey after survey indicates that partisanship has escalated into a divide that cannot be bridged as people on both sides grow to view the other as “downright evil.” The rise of this tribalism and ideological purity tests make it hard to remember that partisanship has not always been inherent in the American political landscape. Stacy Ulbig will address this issue as she discusses her book Angry Politics: Partisan Hatred and Political Polarization among College Students and how universities may have been where this change began.

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. 

If you would like to contact Dr. Ulbig about this book, continuing research, or just to say hello, you may email her at

Copies of Ulbig’s book are available for purchase through the KU Bookstore at this link:

Stickers with Ulbig’s autograph to be inserted in the book will be distributed by the Dole Institute upon request. Please contact to reserve one. Autographs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and to its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.  

Dr. Stacy G. Ulbig currently serves as Professor of Political Science at Sam Houston State University, where she specializes in the study of political attitude formation and the mass electoral behavior. She is the author of Vice Presidents, Presidential Elections, and the Media (First Forum Press), co-author of The Resilient Voter: Stressful Polling Places and Voting Behavior (Lexington Books) and her latest book, Angry Politics: Partisan Hatred and Political Polarization Among College Students is available at the University Press of Kansas. Ulbig received her Ph.D. from Rice University, where she served as a Survey Research Coordinator in the Behavioral Research Lab, and has previously served as Assistant Professor at Missouri State University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


October 22
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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