Roman Michael Gregory Larson

"Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Jobs

My name is Roman Larson. I'm a student at Stanford University studying Public Policy with a concentration in education. I love American politics.


Just finished: SFO-DEN-OKC-DAL-ATL-MKE

In the last week, I've visited six airports, two of them twice! Lots of travel, but it was a pretty awesome time. As described in my last news post, I went down to Oklahoma to study political ads for a research project partially funded by Stanford University. I viewed all of the general election ads for the Presidential elections 1952 - 1976. Lots of TV watching there, but hopefully I got some good data.

I also visited Dallas, Texas and for the first time spent more than just a few hours in a Texas airport. My main purpose for visiting Dallas was to see the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Wow, what a cool place! I also visited the JFK Sixth Floor Museum which details the 1963 assassination of the President. Overall, Dallas was a pretty cool city. See pictures on Facebook!

Where I'm headed to next...

The Political Communication Center at The University of Oklahoma   

The Political Communication Center at The University of Oklahoma 

Early Sunday morning, I'll jet off to Oklahoma City.  I'll be making my way down to Norman Oklahoma, home to The University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma sure sounds like an odd place to visit, especially during the summer when temperatures are easily north of 100 with high humidity. Nevertheless, I'll be researching at their Political Communication Center in the Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive. I plan to view over 3,000 political advertisements from presidential campaigns in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. This work will help me to continue developing my research on political advertisements and how they relate to levels of trust in government and perceptions of government corruption.

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