CC Conversation on Election 2020: What's at Stake?

Our panel of scholars and specialists focused on the 2020 election season, each bringing his or her own academic expertise to the conversation. From the future of the Supreme Court to the ongoing issues of voter suppression and political representation, join these five faculty members for an informative, engaging, and thought-provoking discussion. View the recording on Youtube or read the transcript.




Professor Elizabeth Coggins

Coggins is an associate professor of political science at Colorado College, where she joined the faculty in 2014. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Coggins's research interests center on political behavior in the United States context, with a focus on ideological identification, public opinion, policy mood, and political psychology. She currently holds the Ray Werner Junior Professorship and the Glenn Brooks Professorship for Innovation in Education.


Michael Sawyer

Michael Sawyer Michael Sawyer is assistant professor in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies and the Department of English, and is the founder and director of the Africana Intellectual Project at Colorado College. He was recently appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of English and the Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy. His 2018 monograph, "An Africana Philosophy of Temporality: Homo Liminalis," was nominated for the American Philosophical Association's 2019 First Book Prize, and he recently published his second monograph, "Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X.

Douglas Edlin

Douglas Edlin Douglas Edlin is the McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College. He is the author of "Common Law Judging" and "Judges and Unjust Laws," and the editor of "Common Law Theory." His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Polity, and other journals. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Queen Mary University of London and a MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. He teaches courses on the courts, constitutional and comparative law, legal theory, and the history and politics of race in the U.S. judicial system.

Mike Angstadt

Mike Angstadt Mike Angstadt is an assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Program, where he teaches courses in environmental policy and law. His research explores the ways that new environmental law concepts spread globally and the domestic mechanisms that can advance their implementation. Angstadt holds a Ph.D. from Colorado State University, where he studied global environmental politics and completed a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research traineeship, and a J.D. with certificates in environmental and international law from Pace University's Haub School of Law. Beyond CC, Angstadt is a research fellow with the Earth System Governance research alliance and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's World Commission on Environmental Law.

Dana Wittmer Wolfe

Dana Wittmer Wolfe Dana Wittmer Wolfe (Ph.D. The Ohio State University) joined the faculty of Colorado College in the fall of 2011. She studies United States politics, with specific interests in gender and politics, public opinion, public policy, and Congress. Her most recent projects focus on the rise of women in Colorado politics.

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