Faculty Profile

Gina Branton

Title
Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Arizona, 2000.
Major: Political Science
MA, University of Wyoming, 1994.
Major: Political Science
BA, University of South Carolina, 1992.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 3102.001, U.S. Immigration Policy, Spring 2022
PSCI 3300.001, Political Science Research Methods, Fall 2021 Syllabus
PSCI 3102.001, U.S. Immigration Policy, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 6321.001, Multiple Regression, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6321.600, Multiple Regression, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PSCI 3300.001, Political Science Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.731, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 3102.001, U.S. Immigration Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6321.001, Multiple Regression, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.731, Special Problems, Fall 2019
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6321.001, Multiple Regression, Spring 2019 SPOT
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.704, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2018
PSCI 6321.001, Multiple Regression, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 6321.600, Multiple Regression, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.731, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 6900.729, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 3100.001, Topics in American Government, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6321.001, Multiple Regression, Spring 2017 SPOT
PSCI 6321.600, Multiple Regression, Spring 2017 SPOT
PSCI 1040.007, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.731, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PSCI 6930.704, Individual Research, Spring 2016
PSCI 6000.001, Research Seminar, Spring 2016 SPOT
PSCI 5900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1040.004, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6930.729, Individual Research, Fall 2015
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.729, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 1041.002, Honors American Government, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.704, Individual Research, Spring 2015
PSCI 6000.001, Research Seminar, Spring 2015
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6930.729, Individual Research, Fall 2014
PSCI 2300.001, Introduction to Political Research, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.729, Practicum, Fall 2014
PSCI 6900.729, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PSCI 6930.704, Individual Research, Spring 2014
PSCI 2300.002, Introduction to Political Research, Spring 2014
PSCI 6000.001, Research Seminar, Spring 2014
PSCI 1040.013, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1041.003, Honors American Government, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.729, Practicum, Fall 2013
PSCI 6900.703, Special Problems, Summer 2013
PSCI 1040.007, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 1041.002, Honors American Government, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.719, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 1041.003, Honors American Government, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 5050.001, Seminar in American Government and Politics, Fall 2012
PSCI 1041.001, Honors American Government, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 1041.001, Honors American Government, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.003, Topics in American Government, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.002, Topics in American Government, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3100.004, Topics in American Government, Fall 2010 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Branton, R. P. (2010). Voting Against Bilingual Education: The Partisan Nature of the Impact of Spatial Proximity to the Border of Mexico..
Encyclopedia Article
Branton, R. P. (2008). Voter Turnout.
Journal Article
Silva, A., Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P. (2020). Perceived police performance, racial experiences, and trust in local government. Politics, Groups and Identities.
Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P., King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2020). Violence, Trust and Public Support for the Colombian Peace Agreement. Social Science Quarterly. 101(4), 1236-1254.
Meernik, J. D., DeMeritt, J. H., Branton, R. P., Pulido Gomez, A. (2019). Violence, Voting & Peace: Explaining Public Support for the Peace Referendum in Colombia. Electoral Studies.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P. (2019). “Bringing People Together: Improving Intergroup Relations via Group Identity Cues.” Urban Affairs Review. Published online before print June 9, 2019, doi.org/10.1177/1078087419853390.
Branton, R. P., Perkins, J., Pettey, S. To Run or Not To Run? U.S. House Campaign Advertising. Journal of Political Marketing. (18/3), 20. London: Tayhor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wplm20/current
Branton, R. P., Perkins, J. (2018). Mary Jane Rocks the Vote: Analyzing the Impact of Geographic Context on Turnout and Support for Cannabis Initiatives State Politics. 46(2), 23. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/polp.12248
Barnes, T. D., Branton, R. P., Cassese, E. C. (2017). A Reexamination of Women’s Electoral Success in Open Seat Elections: The Conditioning Effect of Electoral Competition. Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. 38(3), 298–317. Taylor & Francis.
Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Matsubayashi, T. (2015). "Social Protest and Policy Attitudes: The Case of the 2006 Immigration Rallies". American Journal of Political Science. 59(2), 390-402.
Cassese, E. C., Barnes, T. D., Branton, R. P. (2015). Racializing Gender: Public Opinion at the Intersection. Politics and Gender. 11(1), 1–26. Cambridge University Press.
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P. (2014). The Influence of Social Protest on Issue Salience Among Latinos. Political Research Quarterly. 67(3), .
Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P., Matsubayashi, T. (2013). The Determinants and Political Consequences of Latinos' Perceived Intra-Group Competition. Politics, Groups and Identities. 1(3), 311-328.
Branton, R. P. (2013). The Determinants and Political Consequences of Latinos' Perceived Intra-Group Competition..
Branton, R. P. (2012). Close Enough for Comfort? The Spatial Structure of Interest and Information in Ballot Measure Elections. .
Branton, R. P. (2012). Race, Ethnicity and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations. Revise & Resubmit.
Branton, R. P. (2011). All Along the Watchtower: Acculturation Fear, Anti-Latino Affect, and Immigration.
Branton, R. P. (2010). Agenda Setting, Public Opinion, and the Issue of Immigration Reform.
Branton, R. P. (2009). Slanted Newspaper Coverage of Immigration: the Importance of Economics and Geography.
Branton, R. P. (2009). Spatial Proximity to the US-Mexico Border and Newspaper Coverage of Immigration Issues.
Branton, R. P. (2009). The Importance of Race and Ethnicity in Congressional Primary Elections.
Branton, R. P. (2008). English and Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Immigration: A Comparative Analysis.
Branton, R. P. (2007). Anglo Voting on Nativist Ballot Initiatives: The Partisan Impact of Spatial Proximity to the U.S. Mexico Border.
Branton, R. P. (2007). Latino Attitudes Toward Various Areas of Public Policy: The Importance of Acculturation.
Branton, R. P. (2005). Beyond Logit and Probit: Cox Duration Models of Single, Repeating, and Competing Events for State Policy Adoption.
Branton, R. P. (2005). Reexamining Racial Attitudes: The Conditional Relationship Between Diversity and Socio-Economic Environment.
Branton, R. P. (2004). Voting in Initiative Elections: Does Racial and Ethnic Diversity Matter?.
Branton, R. P. (2003). Examining Individual-Level Voting Behavior on State Ballot Propositions..
Newspaper
Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J. (2019). “Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes” Washington Post Monkey Cage, March 22, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/trumps-rhetoric-does-inspire-more-hate-crimes/. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/22/trumps-rhetoric-does-inspire-more-hate-crimes/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Carey, T. E., Branton, R. P., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., "Center for Immigration Studies," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (20112011).
Branton, R. P. (Co-Principal), "English versus Spanish-Language Media: Influencing Latino Public Opinion," Sponsored by Immigration Research & Policy Center, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (January 1, 2011May 15, 2011).
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