Feel like brushing up on your understanding of basic Civics? Maybe you just enjoy a good piece of pie and ice cream?
A lot of people find the American government structure confusing and overly complicated. Just how DO laws get passed? Who’s paying for all of these political ads? Why do we have 2 parties instead of 3 or 8? This month’s Long Overdue Series presentation aims to help clear up some basic misconceptions about the American political process, all while making it fun and tasty! Join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 7 pm for a discussion of Civics with new Political Science Professor Julia Hellwege of USD, and indulge in some pie and ice cream.
Julia Marin Hellwege is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of South Dakota. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from University of New Mexico and her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University. Her primary focus lies in the study of political institutions and elite behavior, particularly with a focus on the representation of women and racial/ethnic minorities. Broadly speaking, Professor Hellwege teaches courses in American political institutions, such as Congress, Presidency, and Campaigns and Elections. Dr. Hellwege’s articles have appeared in Social Science Quarterly, Politics, Groups, and Identity, and she has a book chapter in the recently published Latinas in American Politics (Lexington Books).