The 2018 Midterm Elections: What It All Means
Join us the day after Election Day for a panel discussion unpacking the results of the 2018 midterms, featuring Ashley Jardina, Mac McCorkle, and Gunther Peck. Fritz Mayer, director of POLIS, will moderate.
Ashley Jardina is an Assistant Professor of Political Science. Her research explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group identities, and the way in which these factors influence political preferences and behavior.
Mac McCorkle has served as an issues consultant to political candidates, state governments, and various organizations for the last two decades. Since starting McCorkle Policy Consulting in 1994, he has worked for state and federal candidates in North Carolina as well as 28 other states.
Gunther Peck's research focuses on the long history of human trafficking and its relationship to the evolution of racial ideology, humanitarian intervention, and immigration policy in North America and Europe. He's also a community activist in North Carolina, and has taken a keen interest in voting rights and understanding how and why citizens do and do not vote.