Isaac Hale’s Public Scholarship

Public Scholarship

Public scholarship improves academic research, generates public interest in our work, and communicates the substantive importance of our research to policymakers and voters. I have had the privilege to share my research and expertise with a variety of public-facing media outlets. My research has been featured in The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee, Roll Call, Salon, La Tercera, Pacific Standard, Democratic Audit, RAISE the Vote, and The California Aggie. I have also appeared on ABC10 television news in Sacramento, the Communication Matters podcast, and The News Cycle podcast to discuss state and national politics as a UC Davis political scientist.

Invited Blog Posts & Op-eds

  1. “Will Trump & Congressional Republicans Benefit from White Racial Attitudes in 2020?” - RAISE the Vote APSA blog post (2020)

  2. “Strategic voting in the 2015 general election: why Liberal Democrats didn’t vote for their own party” - Democratic Audit blog post (2019)

  3. “Torture and the Rule of Law” - The Huffington Post op-ed (2011)


Media Coverage of My Research

  1. “Do Attitudes About Race Affect Vote Choice?” - UC Davis Magazine (2020)

  2. “Biden Is Not Out of the Woods” - The New York Times (2020)

  3. “Au sein du parti rèpublicain, des anti-Trump bien silencieux” - La Croix (2019)

  4. “Duncan Hunter said person making ‘OK’ sign in photo was a ‘stranger.’ The man calls Hunter a friend” - Roll Call (2019)

  5. “Trump’s strategy of racial resentment won’t work in California, researcher says” - The Sacramento Bee (2019)

  6. “White racial resentment is a winning Republican strategy, this political scientist says” - The Sacramento Bee (2019)

  7. “Trump’s racist tweets are part of a coordinated 2020 strategy” - Salon (2019)

  8. “Ataques racistas de Trump a congresistas definen tono de su campaña presidencial” - La Tercera (2019)

  9. “Trump Sets the 2020 Tone: Like 2016, Only This Time ‘the Squad’ Is Here” - The New York Times (2019)

  10. “Trump’s Racist Remarks Helped Boost Down-Ballot Republicans in 2016” - Pacific Standard (2019)

  11. “The Deepening ‘Racialization’ of American Politics” - The New York Times (2019)


Newspaper Interviews

  1. “Voting center locations announced in Yolo County, following safety guidelines” - The California Aggie (2020)


Podcast Interviews

  1. “Communicating about the Role of Race and Social Change in Politics” - Communication Matters, the National Communication Association podcast (2020)


  2. “First 2020 Presidential Debate: Locals React” - The News Cycle, a Davis High School podcast (2020)


Television Interviews

  1. “As election season heats up, campaign-related theft, vandalism seen across Northern California” - ABC 10 News, Sacramento (2020)


  2. “What the President’s health could mean for the campaign, election, and misinformation” - ABC 10 News, Sacramento (2020)


  3. “Why is the California primary so important this year?” - ABC 10 News, Sacramento (2020)



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