Priscilla Southwell, Department of Political Science

Priscilla Southwell

Professor Emerita
Practice Areas: US Politics, Elections, Vote By Mail, European Politics, Oregon Politics, Political Behavior

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Priscilla Southwell is an academic expert in US politics, elections, vote by mail, European politics, Oregon politics and political behavior. 
Recent Media:
Gov. Tina Kotek delivers on promises in 1st year, earns mixed reviews (The Oregonian, Jan. 12, 2024)
Oregon GOP walkout threatens abortion, trans bills — and senators’ own careers (Associated Press, May 12, 2023)
Democrats fall short, Republicans advance, in first test of new Oregon congressional map (The Oregonian, Nov. 14, 2022)
New boundaries, no incumbent: Oregon’s 4th Congressional district features wide open primary (Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 27, 2022)
A Few Long-Serving House Democrats Face Surprise Election Fights (Bloomberg | Quint, Oct. 29, 2020)
6 takeaways from the dueling Trump and Biden town halls (Chicago Tribune, Oct. 16, 2020)
Democratic two-thirds majority in Oregon not out of reach (Associated Press, Oct. 2, 2020)
American Democracy Is in the Mail (Boston Review, Sept. 10, 2020)
Mail-in voting lessons from Oregon, the state with the longest history of voting by mail (The Conversation, Sept. 3, 2020)
An unexpected struggle for Trump: Defining an elusive Biden (The New York Times, July 10, 2020)
As election amid COVID-19 looms, Northwest lawmakers weigh in on mail-in voting (The Spokesman-Review, June 3, 2020)
Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections (High Country News, May 15, 2020)
In the Pandemic, Every State Should Vote by Mail (The Atlantic, April 14, 2020)
Oregon lawmakers were supposed to vote on a climate change bill. Republicans walked out — again. (The Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2020)
21st century secession: This state's residents want out to join another state (ABC News, Feb. 19, 2020)
In Oregon, stark rural-urban divide fuels climate dispute (ABC News, June 26, 2019)
Oregon and political action committee settle voting case (Associated Press, March 8, 2019)
Oregon doesn't track ballot collection by third-party groups (KPTV, March 7, 2019)
Sen. Merkley Decides to Stay Out of Crowded White House Race (Associated Press, March 5, 2019)
City Club of Eugene: What do the midterm results tell us? Reflections on elections (KLCC, Dec. 3, 2018)
Independent candidate Starnes drops out of Oregon governor's race, endorses Kate Brown (Statesman Journal, Oct. 30, 2018)
Oregon gubernatorial candidates in tight race as they sprint to finish (Statesman Journal, Oct. 25, 2018)
When was the last time superdelegates mattered, really? Their first year on the job was intense (Bustle, June 7, 2016)
Oregon governor expected to win her primary; GOP field mixed (Associated Press, May 7, 2016)
Can Clinton Feel the Bern? (The New York Times, April 22, 2016)