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Thomas Talks on Palin Phenom

The Sarah Palin Phenomenon: An Alaska and a National Perspective

On September 24, Clive Thomas, Professor of Political Science, presented a talk titled: "The Sarah Palin Phenomenon: "An Alaska and a National Perspective" at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics in Salt Lake City. Thomas says his talk got a mixed reception in the most conservative state in the United States. "People either loved it or hated it," Thomas said.

In his talk, Thomas touched on the enigmatic fascination with Palin, the contrast between those who like her and those who do not and what she tells us about American politics.

He gave similar talks in Brazil, Uruguay and Chile during a research trip to South America this summer and received very good receptions to his analysis of the Palin phenomenon. In the next few months he will present talks on Palin at several other universities, conferences and group meetings including at Oregon State University and in Victoria B.C.

"Palin is a hot topic all over the world at the moment,” Thomas says “even more so with her book coming out in November."


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