Backlash, Consensus, or Naturalization: The Impact of Policy Shift on Subsequent Public Opinion Levels
Sponsored by UCLA Law Faculty Colloquium Series
Scott Barclay, Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams Institute
Andrew R. Flores, Public Opinion Project Director, The Williams Institute
March 3, 2014
UCLA School of Law
Scott Barclay’s current research explores the interplay of the political, demographic, cultural, and social movement factors that influence legislative and judicial action around lesbian and gay rights since 1971. From 2009 through 2011, he was a Program Director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation. He co-edited the book, Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law (NYU Press 2009). His research has been published in a number of academic journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, Perspectives on Politics, Law and Policy, and Studies in Law, Politics and Society.
Andrew R. Flores is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of California at Riverside, where he earned a M.A. in Political Science. While at UC Riverside, Andrew was a Eugene Cota-Robles and Graduate Research Mentorship Program fellow. His research includes questions of gays and lesbians in the American democratic process, from intra-group politics and public opinion to representation.