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Benjamin Farrer

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

2 E South St

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

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Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Years at Knox: 2015 to present

Education
Ph.D., Political Science, 2014, Binghamton University.
B.A., History, 2007, University of Leeds.

Teaching Interests
Environmental politics, political organizations, and quantitative methodology

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants

MPSA Robert H. Durr Award (best paper presented at the 2014 MPSA conference applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem)
Binghamton University Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research, 2014.
Chair's Fellowship (Honourable Mention) Binghamton University, 2011.
EITM Travelling Summer Institute Funding, NSF, 2010.
Le Patourel Prize (Best piece of original research in finals), 2007.

Publications
Forthcoming. "An Experiment Assessing How Different Forms Of Utility Inform The Choices of Environmental Activists" Environment and Behavior.

Forthcoming. "Encouraging Small Donor Contributions: Field Experiments Testing the Effects of Nonpartisan Messages" With Donald Green, Jonathan Krasno, Costas Panagopoulos, and Michael Schwam-Baird. Journal of Experimental Political Science.

Forthcoming. "The Electoral Effects of the Descriptive Representation of Ethnic Minority Groups in Australia and the United Kingdom" With Joshua N. Zingher. Party Politics.

2015 "Connecting Niche Party Vote Change in First and Second Order Elections" Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 25 (4): 482-503

2014 "A Theory of Organizational Choice: Parties and Interest Groups as Substitutable Influence Mechanisms" Party Politics 20 (4) 632-645.

Presentations
Chicago, IL, April 2015: "Sources of knowledge and landowner opinion of horizontal high volume hydraulic fracturing on the Marcellus Shale" with Rob Holahan and Gwen Arnold. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

Chicago, IL, April 2015: "The Political Roots of Environmental Sabotage" with Graig Klein Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

Chicago, IL, April 2015: "Military Action as a Natural Experiment on the Natural Environment" with Michael Flynn and Michael Allen. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

Chicago, IL, April 2015: "Patterns of Minority Candidate Nominations in Western Democracies" with Joshua N. Zingher. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.

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