Thursday, August 30

Frontiers in Qualitative Methods:
Thursday, August 30, 8:00 to 9:30am,

Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Tasha A. Fairfield, London School of Economics

  • Process Tracing with Causal Models: Learning About Cases and Populations – Alan.M.Jacobs, University of British Columbia; Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
  • The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem and Process-Tracing in Case Study Research - Hillel David Soifer, Temple University
  • The Logic of Critical Juncture Analysis - James Mahoney, Northwestern University: Laura Garcia Montoya, Northwestern University
  • Bayesian Type Verification: Verifying Typologies with Logical Bayesianism- Konrad Posch, University of California, Berkeley


  • Richard Nielsen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Devin Caughey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comparative Area Studies: Why We Need Contextualized Cross-Regional Comparison
Thu, August 30, 10:00 to 11:30am
Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Rudra Sil, University of Pennsylvania


  • Amel F. Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Calvin Chen, Mount Holyoke College
  • Cheng Chen, SUNY, Albany
  • Ryan Saylor, University of Tulsa
  • Benjamin Smith, University of Florida
  • Christian von Soest, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
  • Roselyn Hsueh, Temple University

Interviews in the Field: New Perspectives and Applications
Thu, August 30, 12:00 to 1:30pm,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Erik J. Bleich, Middlebury College

  • Fieldwork in a Post-Genocidal Setting: Navigating Ethics, Gender, and Power - Tutku Ayhan, University of Central Florida; Günes Murat Tezcur, University of Central Florida
  • The Politics of Intra-Alliance Opposition: Turkey, the United States, and NATO- Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, Elizabethtown College
  • Towards Active Reflexivity: Positionality in Practice- Aarie Glas, Northern Illinois University; Jessica Soedirgo, University of Toronto


  • Eleanor Knott, London School of Economics
  • Sarah Marie Wiebe, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Case Studies: Selection, Generalization, and a Reconsideration
Thu, August 30, 2:00 to 3:30pm,
Marriott, Brandeis

Chair: Derek Beach, University of Aarhus

  • Why the Least-Likely Cases Makes No Sense when Generalizing About Mechanisms- Derek Beach, University of Aarhus
  • Studying Democratic Innovations: Toward a Philosophy of Case Study Research- Quinlan Bowman, Nanyang Technological University
  • Case Selection with Spatial Statistics- Matthew C. Ingram, University at Albany, SUNY ;Imke Harbers, University of Amsterdam
  • A Bayesian Procedure for Generalizing Process Tracing Inferences- David Kuehn, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies; Ingo Rohlfing, Universität zu Köln


  • Tasha A. Fairfield, London School of Economics
  • Ryan Saylor, University of Tulsa

On the Cutting Edge of Multi-Method Research
Thu, August 30, 4:00 to 5:30pm,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Tim Buthe, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

  • QUIMPO: Qualitative Imputation of Missing Potential Outcomes - Alexander Coppock, Yale University; Dipin Kaur, Yale University
  • Reassessing the Qualitative Foundations of Quantitative Research: A Roadmap - Jonathan Grossman, University of Texas at Austin; Ami Pedahzur, University of Texas, Austin
  • The Logic of Causal Inference in Process-Driven Natural Experiments - Silvia Otero-Bahamon, Universidad del Rosario; Ana M. Arjona, Northwestern University


  • Jason Seawright, Northwestern University
  • Christopher Darnton, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, August 31

Concept Formation and Comparative Historical Analysis
Fri, August 31, 8:00 to 9:30am,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University

  • A Welfare State in Historical Perspective: Kenya's Constituency Development Fund - Kirk Andrew Harris, Susquehanna University
  • Analyzing Time and History: Building Blocks of Comparative Historical Analysis - Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University
  • Iteratively Inductive Concept Formation in Comparative Historical Analysis - Graham Odell, Pomona College
  • The Politicization of the European Central Bank: A Conceptual Analysis - Pier Domenico Tortola, University of Groningen


  • Amel F. Ahmed. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Erik Martinez Kuhonta, McGill University

Poster Session: Qualitative and Multi-Method Research 
Fri, August 31, 10:00 to 10:30am, 
Hynes, Hall A

  • Becoming a Middle Power: Process Tracing in Explaining the Case of Chile - Jaime Baeza Freer, Universidad de Chile
  • The Network Architecture of Rural Development Impact in Pakistan - Elsa Talat Khwaja, George Mason University
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict and Arab Nationalism: Text Analysis of Nasser’s Speech - Dain Yoo, Seoul National University


  • Nina Simeonova Barzachka, Dickinson College
  • Joseph MacKay, Australian National University

Openness, Ethics, Epistemology: From Abstract Principles to Research Practices
Fri, August 31, 10:00 to 11:30am,

Marriott, Dartmouth

Chair: Alan M. Jacobs, University of British Columbia


  • Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University
  • Erik J. Bleich, Middlebury College
  • Veronica Herrera, University of Connecticut
  • Lauren M. MacLean, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Jillian M. Schwedler, Hunter College
  • Anastasia Shesterinina, The University of Sheffield
  • Lauren E. Young, University of California, Davis

On the Cutting Edge of Qualitative Methodology
Fri, August 31, 12:00 to 1:30pm, 
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Lauren M. MacLean, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Generalization from Case Studies - Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University
  • Test Strength and Case Selection: A Bayesian Perspective - Tasha A. Fairfield, London School of Economics; Andrew Charman, University of California, Berkeley
  • Time and Ideology - Stephen E. Hanson, College of William and Mary


  • Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University
  • Sherry Zaks, Stanford University – CISAC
  • Peter A. Hall, Harvard University

Concept Mapping in Comparative Law
Fri, August 31, 4:00 to 5:30pm,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Zachary Elkins, University of Texas, Austin


  • Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia
  • Matthew Gabel, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Diana Kapiszewski , Georgetown University
  • Thomas M. Keck, Syracuse University
  • Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
  • Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto

Saturday, September 1

Set-Theoretic Methods
Sat, September 1, 8:00 to 9:30am,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Ingo Rohlfing, Universität zu Köln

  • It’s Sets All the Way Down (and Up) - Kevin A. Clarke, University of Rochester
  • Lucky Breaks or Twists of Fate? Systematizing Chance with Fuzzy Set QCA - Rosemary Kelanic, University of Notre Dame
  • A Technique for Deriving Substantively Interpretable QCA Results - Ingo Rohlfing, Universität zu Köln; Ayjeren Rozyjumayeva; Jan Schwalbach, University of Cologne


  • Jack Paine, University of Rochester
  • Gerardo L. Munck, University of Southern California

The Measure of Rights
Sat, September 1, 8:00 to 9:30am,
Marriott, Yarmouth

Cosponsor: DIVISION 46: Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

Chair: Jessica Mecellem Sewanee, The University of the South

  • Path Dependence in Human Rights Improvement - David L. Cingranelli, Binghamton University, SUNY; Mikhail G. Filippov, SUNY, Binghamton
  • Repressing Dissent: A New Dataset of Repression Events - Brendan Skip Mark, Binghamton University; Graig R. Klein, New Jersey City University; David H. Clark, Binghamton University
  • Temporal Change in Human Rights Politics - Ann Marie Clark, Purdue University; Bi Zhao, Purdue University
  • Words Count: Discourse and the Quantitative Study of Human Rights Norms - Carla Winston, University of Melbourne


Jessica Mecellem Sewanee, The University of the South

Mixed Method Research in the Developing World
Sat, September 1, 10:00 to 11:30am,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Jennifer Marie Cyr, University of Arizona

  • Ethnic Resistance and Ethnic Land Regularization in Honduras v. Nicaragua - Giorleny Altamirano Rayo, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Dynamics of Electoral Competition and Teachers in Bogota, Colombia - Christopher Chambers-Ju
  • Analysis of Tsai Ing-Wen’s Presidential Campaigns Through a Gender Lens - Young-Im Lee, California State University-Sacramento
  • Fiscal Decentralization in Large Chinese Cities - Shiming Yang, University of Southern California


  • Kendra L. Koivu, University of New Mexico
  • Jennifer Marie Cyr, University of Arizona

Studying Critical Junctures: Where Should We Go from Here?
Sat, September 1, 10:00 to 11:30am,
Marriott, Fairfield

Chair: Gerardo L. Munck, University of Southern California


  • Tulia G. Falleti, University of Pennsylvania
  • Danielle Nicole Lussier, Grinnell College
  • Jody Marie, LaPorte University of Oxford
  • Rachel Beatty Riedl, Northwestern University
  • David Waldner University of Virginia
  • Robert R. Kaufman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Interviewing for Social Science Research: A Relational Approach
Sat, September 1, 12:00 to 1:30pm,
Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Timothy Pachirat, University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • Dipali Mukhopadhyay Columbia University
  • Frederic C. Schaffer University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Jason Seawright Northwestern University
  • Robin L. Turner Butler University
  • Elisabeth Jean Wood Yale University

Talking About Health: Rhetoric, Discourse, and Framing in Health Politics
Sat, September 1, 12:00 to 1:30pm,
Marriott, Tufts

Cosponsor: DIVISION 46: Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

Chair: Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Pennsylvania State University

  • Analogies in Politics: Are Health and Auto Insurance Coverage Mandates Alike? - Jason Barabas, Stony Brook University; Kevin Shan; Benjamin Carter, Stony Brook University
  • Rhetorical Evocations of Global Health Systems in U.S. Health Care Debates - Daniel Skinner, Ohio University; David Strawhun, Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; Sommer Marie Sterud, Capital University
  • Who Deserves to Live a Healthy Life? American Conceptions of Health Equity - Abigail Fisher Williamson, Trinity College; Ronnie A. Dunn, Cleveland State University; Colleen C. Walsh, Cleveland State University; Sarah S. Willen, University of Connecticut


  • Paulette Kurzer. University of Arizona

Interpretivist Approaches and their Implications
Sat, September 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm,
Marriott, Berkeley

Cosponsor: Related Groups / Interpretive Methodologies and Methods

Chair: Jillian M. Schwedler, Hunter College

  • On Theoretical Generalizations - Abhishek Chatterjee, University of Montana
  • Politics of Daily Life: Process, Networks, and Spontaneity - Jeffrey W. Paller, University of San Francisco
  • How Cultures Form: Learning from a Natural Experiment at Makerere University - Joan Ricart-Huguet, Princeton University
  • Affective Politics and Civil Resistance: What Do I Do when I Hear Tzeva Adom? - Michelle Day Weitzel, The New School for Social Research


  • Aarie Glas, Northern Illinois University
  • Samantha Ann Majic, CUNY-John Jay College

Rethinking Comparison I: Conceptualizing Comparison Through an Interpretive Lens
Sat, September 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Nicholas Rush Smith, CUNY-City College

  • Two Ways to Compare - Frederic C. Schaffer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Casing a Study vs. Studying a Case: Framing the Arts of Interpretive Comparison - Joe Soss, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • A Genealogy of the Comparative Method - Thea Nadja Riofrancos, Providence College
  • Critical International Law, Comparative Political Theory and Settler-Colonialism - Helen Kinsella; Murad Idris, University of Virginia


  • Erica S. Simmons, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Timothy Pachirat, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Misunderstanding Ethnography:Evidence in Law, Journalism & Political Ethnography
Sat, September 1, 4:00 to 5:30pm,
Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, University of Utah


  • Martina Avanza, Université de Lausanne
  • Sharon Batt, Breast Cancer Action Quebec
  • Nick Cheesman, Australian National University
  • Michael David Forrest, Oberlin College
  • Anastasia Shesterinina, The University of Sheffield
  • Dvora Yanow, Wageningen University

Rethinking Comparison II: Conceptualizing Comparison from Cases
Sat, September 1, 4:00 to 5:30pm,
Marriott, Clarendon

Chair: Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Columbia University

  • Comparison and Theory Development: Lessons from a Study of Women’s Empowerment - Francesca R. Jensenius, University of Oslo; Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
  • Strategies for Case-Study Comparison and Individual-Level Analysis - Jason Seawright, Northwestern University
  • Encompassing Comparisons, the Micro and the Macro of Protests in Jordan - Jillian M. Schwedler, Hunter College
  • Comparisons with an Ethnographic Sensibility: Studies of Protest and Vigilantism - Nicholas Rush Smith, CUNY-City College; Erica S. Simmons, University of Wisconsin, Madison


  • Dipali Mukhopadhyay, Columbia University

Sunday, September 2  

Content Analysis and Hermeneutics
Sun, September 2, 8:00 to 9:30am,
Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Andrew Davison, Vassar College

  • Normalizing Hate: "American Renaissance" and Far-Right Ideology in the US - Priya Dixit
  • Art of Seeing: Studying Ideas in Comparative Politics Despite Young Democracy - Oul Han, EHESS
  • A Multi-Methods Approach to Observe Shifts in Foreign Policy: The Case of Turkey - ismail erkam sula, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Faculty of Political Science


  • Alyssa Maraj Grahame, Bowdoin College
  • Thea Nadja Riofrancos, Providence College

Measurement, Mixed-Methods, and the Research Process
Sun, September 2, 10:00 to 11:30am,
Marriott, Berkeley

Chair: Svend-Erik Skaanin, Aarhus University

  • A Mixed Methods Approach to the Study of Radicalization - Kathryn H. Floyd, William & Mary
  • Researching Gendered Institutions in Male-Dominated Environments - Natalie Galea, University of New South Wales
  • Using Cognitive Mapping to Longitudinally Measure Political Brand Associations - John W. Hogan, Dublin Institute of Technology; Ewan Alexander MacDonald, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Advancing Peace Measurement: The Scalability of Locally-Sourced Indicators - Naomi Levy, Santa Clara University; Allard Duursma, University of Manchester; Pamina Firchow


  • Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University
  • Abhishek Chatterjee, University of Montana

A Comparative Perspective on Methods and Ethics in Conflict Studies
Sun, September 2, 10:00 to 11:30am,
Marriott, Salon C

Cosponsor: DIVISION 45: Human Rights

Chair: Denisa Kostovicova London School of Economics

  • he Interviewer and the Interviewee: The Ethics of a Research Relationship - Eleanor Knott, London School of Economics; Denisa Kostovicova, London School of Economics
  • A New Standard for Ethics in Field Experimentation: Respect for Society? - Rose McDermott, Brown University; Charles David Crabtree, University of Michigan; Pete Hatemi, Pennsylvania State University
  • The Ethics, Rewards, and Limitations of Ethnography in Conflict Zones - Jana Krause, University of Amsterdam
  • The Ethics of Using Online Crowdseeding as a Research Tool in Conflict - Anouk S. Rigterink, University of Oxford


  • Diana Fu, University of Toronto