Billings Elks Club
924 Lewis AvenueBillings Montana
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
"Is Big Brother Watching Me? Using Voter Registration Files in Social Science Research and Political Campaigns" presented by Peter Miller, a Billings native who has subsequently earned a PhD in Political Science. Dr. Miller is an engaging speaker, elevating discourse on political science to a level that is both entertaining and informative.
Dr. Miller will talk about the voter registration files that have become a standard element of recent political campaigns, even if the files themselves are considerably older. Dr. Miller will talk about the data these files contain, explain how that data can be used in social science research and political campaigns, and comment on how some states have enacted various limitations on the data.
Peter Miller completed his doctorate in political science in 2013 at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include American and comparative politics, voting behavior, political institutions, and public opinion. His work has been published in the Annual Review of Political Science, Electoral Studies, the Election Law Journal, American Politics Research, and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. He is currently working on a book on elections and turnout in the United States. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Finland in 2016. He is a native of Billings, Montana.