Francis Shen
Professor of Law
McKnight Presidential Fellow

Prof. Shen’s Research on War Deaths Cited in New York Times Article on Local COVID-19 Deaths

Professor Francis Shen’s research exploring the effect of local wartime casualties on political behavior was cited in the New York Times. Citing published work co-authored by Professor Shen and Cornell University Political Scientist Doug Kriner, the article noted that “[r]esearch shows that when people are killed in action during wartime, residents of the place the victims are from tend to hold elected leaders in Congress and the White House accountable. ... Coronavirus-related deaths seem to be having a similar effect.”