Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Kim Manh.
Manh is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Houston, where he earned his master’s degree in 2017. He completed his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University, where he was a President’s Endowed Scholar. His research interests include public policy, policy diffusion, inequality, and immigration. Most recently, he presented his work, “How the House Always Wins: The Impact of Democratic Mechanisms on State Casino Gambling Expansion” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
Manh’s current project is his dissertation, “The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion & Expansion.” This is an analysis of gaming policy diffusion and gaming rights expansion in both commercial and tribal arenas. Regarding commercial gaming, this paper builds upon policy diffusion literature to examine how gaming policy adoption has evolved over time. During his fellowship residency in Special Collections & Archives, Manh will be using the Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers and the Katherine Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming for his research.
Manh's colloquium talk, “The Determinants of Gaming Policy Diffusion & Expansion” is scheduled for December 13, 2017 at 2 p.m., Amargosa Room, Lied Library, UNLV campus.