University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. William “Chip” Eveland Discusses Race and Politics at Ivan L. Preston Research Colloquium

Dr. William “Chip” Eveland, communications and political science professor at the Ohio State University discussed inter-racial politics and race-related issues at the Ivan L. Preston Research Colloquium in Madison this February.

“Inter-racial Political Talk and Talking About Racism in the Family and Beyond: From Freddie Gray to Campaign 2016” discussed conversations about race following the shootings of multiple Black men by police officers in the Spring of 2015. Eveland studied these discussions under the assumption that more race-related talk is warranted in America.

Eveland received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. He was previously a faculty member at the University of California-Santa Barbara and an associate researcher for the National Institute for Science Education prior to becoming a professor at the Ohio State University in 2000. He has received multiple awards for his work including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Kreighbaum Under-40 award. Currently, Eveland’s focus is on who talks about political issues and how this affects the country’s democracy.

To read Eveland’s full bio, click here.