2017 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

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1.1          GOERTZ

1.1.1.     Crystal Whetstone, University of Cincinnati, “Advancing Women’s Political Participation in Wartime Environments through Political Motherhood: A Comparative Study of Women’s Maternal Peace Activism in Argentina and Sri Lanka.”

1.1.2.     Anja Vojvodic, Rutgers University, “Lingering Legacies and Emerging Progress: Explaining Gender Quota Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).”

1.1.3.     Bailey Sanders, Duke University, “Women Legislators, Voting Leeway, & Bridging the Partisan Divide.”


1.2          GOLDGEIER

1.2.1.     Angie Bautista-Chavez, Harvard University, “Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Immigration Control.”

1.2.2.     Eric Yin, Boston College, “Secondary powers’ preventive motivation.”

1.2.3.     Jackie Majnemer, London School of Economics, “Tactical Nuclear Weapons Sharing in NATO: Explaining Withdrawal.”


1.3          LOWE

1.3.1.     Amanda Smullen, Australian National University, “Performance, Trust and Learning in Australia's Federal Health System.”

1.3.2.     Renu Singh, Georgetown University, “The Politics of Obesity: Preventative Health Policy in Comparative Perspective.”

1.3.3.     Julia Shybalkina, Syracuse University, PAIA, “Public Participation in Government: Reducing or Perpetuating Inequalities?”


1.4          MAHONEY

1.4.1.     Jonas von Hoffmann, Oxford University, “Altered States of Mind: Cannabis Legalization in Latin America.”

1.4.2.     Cory Belden, University of California, Davis, “Partisan Administration, Partisan Adaptation? Analyzing Legislative Response to Chile’s Mega-Drought.”

1.4.3.     Luiz Felipe Dias Rangel Kling, Kings College London, “Brazilian Economy: A Tale of Favoritism and Low Competitiveness.”


1.5          WEDEEN

1.5.1.     Luisa Calvete, University of London (SOAS), “The Imaginary of Dominance: The subjective legacy of One Party Dominance [working title].”

1.5.2.     Kristin Eggeling, University of St Andrews, “State branding as a tool for political legitimation – an analysis of international branding practices in Kazakhstan and Qatar.”

1.5.3 Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula, University of Cambridge, “Equality as Chance: How Quality Escaped Public Schools in Niger.”



2.1          GOERTZ

2.1.1.     Alexandria Wilson, University of Florida, “Framing Exploitation: an analysis of public policy and feminist framing of women’s exploitation in Central/Eastern Europe.”

2.1.2.     Susan Weaver, University of Delaware, “Locating Women in Post-Conflict Development: The Gendered Political Economy of World Bank Development Projects.”

2.1.3.     Ola Yacob-Haliso, Babcock University, “The Construction of 'Home' by Returnee Refugee Women in Postconflict Liberia.”


2.2          KAPISZEWSKI

2.2.1.     Minh Do, University of Toronto, “The Duty to Consult as a Constitutional Obligation and a Public Policy Issue: How Policy Actors Balance Constitutional Rights in the Policy Process.”

2.2.2.     Christina Bambrick, University of Texas, “Horizontal Rights: Constitutionalism and the Transformation of the Private Sphere.”

2.2.3.     Rachel MacMaster, Syracuse University, “The Development of Administrative Law: An Interbranch Perspective.”


2.3          MAHONEY

2.3.1.     Shubha Kamala Prasad, Georgetown University, “Insurgencies and Foreign Policy: An Analysis of Voting Behavior at the UNHRC.”

2.3.2.     Aruni Jayakoday, Tufts University, “Role of International Organisations in Promoting Human Rights: Sri Lanka before the UN Human Rights Council.”

2.3.3.     Daniel Solomon, United States Holocaust Museum, “Bringing the bureaucracy back in: Conflict and cooperation in US human rights policy.”


2.4          WEDEEN

2.4.1.     Anna Zelenz, University of Washington, “Security, Services, and the State: Exploring 'everyday' political dynamics in violent places.”

2.4.2.     Christiana Parreira, Stanford University, “Societies Without States: Family, Faith, and Informal Order in Postwar Lebanon.”

2.4.3.     Jennifer Canfield, Australian National University, “Community Security and the conceptualisation of community.”


2.5          ELMAN

2.5.1.     Meg Guliford, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, “Military Intervention and Civilian Victimization: A multi-method examination of how the nature of military intervention affects violence against civilians.”

2.5.2.     Andrew Ivey, University of California, Riverside, “Clearing the Fog of War: Staggering Talks and Changing Belligerent Incentives in Multiparty Conflicts.”

2.5.3.     Michael Gibbs, University of Texas at Austin, “Bounded insurgents: rebel accountability and the course of conflict.”



3.1          DODMAN

3.1.1.     Rebecca Lehrman, Duke University, “Early-Stage Career Decisions and Work-Family Strategies Among Medical Couples.”

3.1.2.     Brittany Arsiniega, University of California, Berkeley, “Frontline Police Officers and Immigration Enforcement in a Rural Setting.”

3.1.3.     Nicole Andrejek, McMaster University, “Dating in the Digital Age.”


3.2          GRANT

3.2.1.     Andy Marshall, Georgetown University, “Arusha Rising?: The East African Community and Domestic Policymaking.”

3.2.2 Isabella Duarte Franchini, University of Singapore, “A multi-level approach to the study of hegemony and conflict in IR.”

3.2.3. Igor Kovac, University of Cincinnati, “Pervasive Hegemony: A Theory of Eenduring Imbalance of Power in International Relations.”


3.3          KAPISZEWSKI

3.3.1.     Rodrigo Barrenechea, Northwestern University, “Mobilizing the People. Populism and Grassroots Mobilization in the Andes.”

3.3.2.     Christabel Cruz, Rutgers University, “Inequality in Equal Spaces? Latina Political Ambition and Candidate Emergence in Local Latinx Politics.”

3.3.3.     Laura García Montoya, Northwestern University, “Paths of persistent inequality in Latin America.”


3.4          MACLEAN

3.4.1.     Nate Grubman, Yale University, “Transitions from Cooption: Tunisia’s Labor Federation and the End of Ben Ali.”

3.4.2.     Jacob Akech, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University, “Popular Protests and Political Change in Kenya 1969 to 2016.”

3.4.3.     Lefatshe Anna Moagi, Univerisity of South Africa, “Intersections of Gender Roles and Identity of Leosotho Migrant Domestic Workers in South Africa.”


3.5          SEAWRIGHT

3.5.1.     Scott Williamson, Stanford University, “Delegation and Attribution under Royal Rule.”

3.5.2.     Sasha de Vogel, University of Michigan, “Demands Deferred: The Impact of Trust and Timing on Popular Concessions in Autocracies.”

3.5.3.     Adrián Del Río Rodríguez, European University Institution, “Addressing the effect of defections from the ruling coalition on the democratization of Electoral Autocracies. A Problem of reverse causality.”


3.6          ELMAN

3.6.1.     Caroline Tynan, Temple University, “Diverting Revolution: A historical view of Saudi's intervention in Yemen.”

3.6.2.     Alessandra Bonci, Universite Laval, Quebec, “The appeal of Salafism: compared processes in Tunisia and China.”



4.1          DODMAN

4.1.1.     Damian Doyle, Australian National University, “A social movement approach to understanding al- Khatt al Sadri (the Sadrist Line) in Iraq since 2003.”

4.1.2.     Dominique De Wit, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Power in Environmental Politics: Conceptualizing the “Local” in Decarbonization Efforts.”

4.1.3.     Olga Boichak, Syracuse University, “Infrastructure Ethnography in Crisis Informatics: Mapping and Deconstructing Civilian Resilience Online.”


4.2          GRANT

4.2.1.     Marko Žilovic, George Washington University, “The Center Cannot Hold: Politics of Suffrage Reform in Imperial Austria.”

4.2.2.     Alex Smith, University of Florida, “The Art of Politics: Heresthetics and Negotiation in American Political Development.”


4.3          KAPISZEWSKI

4.3.1.     Anthony DeMattee, Indiana University, “Understanding the ABCs of NGO Regulatory Regimes as Political Institutions: Comparative Study of Antecedents, Bureaucracies, and Consequences.”

4.3.2.     Aaron Spitzer, University of Bergen, “Reconciling individual rights and Indigenous self- determination within settler-state constitutionalism: Comparing law and political discourse in Canada and Norway.”

4.3.3.     Alyssa Webb, University of Connecticut, “The Politics of Implementation: Domestic Politics and the Human Rights of the Homeless.”


4.4          MACLEAN

4.4.1.     Katie Paulson-Smith, University of Wisconsin - Madison, “Competing Parties and Competing Priorities in Tanzanian Politics: What explains state action on certain policy areas?”

4.4.2.     Diana Partridge, University of Maryland, “Constant Movers: The Cooption of Morocco’s Unemployed Graduates in the 2011 Arab Uprisings.”

4.4.3.     Daniel Kere, University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), “Young people and new forms of political expressions and actions in West Africa.”


4.5          SEAWRIGHT

4.5.1.     Renzo de la Riva Aguero , Indiana University, “Opening the black box: How does the bureaucracy affect service delivery? The case of municipal performance for waste management in Peru.”

4.5.2.     Guillermo Toral, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “How do relationships between bureaucrats and politicians impact government effectiveness?”



5.1          BENNETT

5.1.1.     Justine M. Davis, University of California, Berkeley, “NGO-led Democracy Promotion, Political Violence, and Citizen Behavior in Post-Conflict Settings.”

5.1.2.     Camilo Nieto Matiz, University of Notre Dame, “Ruling in Violent Democracies: State-Building and Electoral Politics.”

5.1.3.     Michael Aagaard Seeberg, Southern Denmark, “Democracy against the odds? Civil society’s punch above weight.”


5.2          HIDALGO

5.2.1.     Anthony Sparacino, University of Virginia, “Governors and the Nationalization of American Party Politics.”

5.2.2.     Tyler Steelman, University of North Carolina, “Surrogate Representation Reconceptualized.”

5.2.3.     Matt Lacombe, Northwestern University, “Beyond Money: The National Rifle Association and Interest Group Power.”


5.3          PACHIRAT

5.3.1.     Alysia Mann Carey, University of Chicago, “‘I Felt the Hand of the Government in my Womb’: Black Women, State Violence, and the Transnational Struggle for Life in Brazil and Colombia.”

5.3.2.     Maneesh Arora, University of California, Irvine, “Norms of Equality: The Effective Use of Explicit Group-Based Appeals.”

5.3.3.     Haley Augustson, University of Maryland, “The Political Mobilization of Punks.”


5.4          SCHNEIDER

5.4.1.     Erik Peinert, Brown University, “Monopoly Politics: Inequality and Competition in a Globalized World.”

5.4.2.     Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki, Harvard University, “How do radical policies get on the table?”

5.4.3.     Carolina Moehlecke, University of Texas, “International investment disputes as deterrents of policy diffusion.”


5.5          ELMAN

5.5.1.     Katy Hansen, Duke University, “The Politics of Redistributive Investments in Local Water and Wastewater Services in the U.S..”

5.5.2.     Stacey Spring, Boston University, “Evolution Since Devolution: How the Scottish National Party “Broke” the U.K.’s Two-Party System.”

5.5.3.     Alexander Svitych, University of Singapore, “National University of Singapore, Department of Political Science.”



6.1          BENNETT

6.1.1.     Yao Wen, University of Toronto, “China and Regime Promotion in the post-Reform Era.”

6.1.2.     Yunnan Chen, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, “Laying the Tracks: the political economy of technology transfer in Chinese-financed African Railways.”

6.1.3.     Jiyoung Cho, New School for Social Research, “Roads to Prosperity and Human Rights?: The Politics of Global Assemblages of the Triangular Border Zone and Its Effects.”


6.2          HIDALGO

6.2.1.     Jennifer Simons, University of Virginia, “Beating Them at their Own Game: How Western Europe's Radical Right is `Winning' Identity Politics.”

6.2.2.     Qingyan Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, “Provincial variance of propaganda strategy in China: Evidence from SINA provincial government publicity microblogs.”

6.2.3.     Zhongyuan Wang, Leiden University, “Making representation work in non-democracies: political representational innovations and good governance in China.”


6.3          LEVY

6.3.1.     Andy Owsiak, University of Georgia, “Who Leads and Who Follows: Attitude Changes in Peace Processes.”

6.3.2.     Josie Lianna Kaye , University of Oxford, “The political economy of peacemaking: The role of ('licit' and 'illicit') businesses in peace negotiations and settlements..”

6.3.3.     Theo Milonopoulos, Columbia University, “In the Shadow of Victory and Defeat: Battlefield Assessments, Mid-War Decision-Making, and the Expansion and Termination of Armed Conflict.”


6.4          ROHLFING

6.4.1.     Mijun Lee, Arizona State University, “Women’s Movements, Political Parties and Family Law Reform : South Korea and Chile.”

6.4.2.     Carrie Barnett, Princeton University, “Social Policy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa.”

6.4.3.     Raied Haj Yahya, University of Wisconsin - Madison, “Contention through Courts: Judicial Politics and Social Movements in Israel.”


6.5          SCHAFFER

6.5.1.     Manjeet Ramgotra, University of London (SOAS), “The living republic in a postcolonial time: self- government and the public thing.”

6.5.2.     Adrian Rogstad, London School of Economics, “Stigmatisation in international relations: Russia and the West, 2000-16.”

6.5.3.     Linnea Turco, Ohio State University, “Moral Theory of International Politics: Mapping Discursive Moral Responsibility Attribution in the International System.”



7.1          BENNETT

7.1.1.     Ilaria Mazzocco, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, “Traffic Jams and Tailpipes: Urban Environmental Governance in China.”

7.1.2.     Philip Rogers, University of California, Berkeley, “Will of the Dragon: Understanding the Chinese Government’s Approach to the VIE Structure.”

7.1.3.     Kevin Luo, University of Toronto, “Funding the Leviathan: social origins of fiscal extraction and authoritarian rule in post-reform China.”


7.2          JACOBS

7.2.1.     Kevin Simmt, Ohio State University, “A Theory of Taxation: the Elasticity Wars.”

7.2.2.     Nicholas Intscher , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “The Political Origins of FDI Spillovers: MNC Vulnerability and the Transfer of Technology and Knowledge.”

7.2.3.     Jorge Mangonnet, Columbia University, “Untitled Deeds: Land Registration and Democratization in Brazil’s Fifth Republic.”


7.3          PACHIRAT

7.3.1.     Jasmine Benjamin, University of Chicago, “To Witness Black Death: The Politics of African American Reaffirmative Cultural Trauma.”

7.3.2.     Nattaporn Sittipat, University of London (SOAS), “Power Bases, Military Regimes and Thai Foreign Policy-Making.”

7.3.3.     Aditi Shirodkar Rajeev, University of Chicago, “Faith in Conquest: Colonialism and Christianity in Portuguese Goa, 1510-1759.”


7.4          ROHLFING

7.4.1.     Bob Kozloski, University of Pittsburgh, “Institutional Flexibility in Tactical Military Surprise: A Pragmatic Approach to Theory Development.”

7.4.2.     Jennifer Smith-Heys, George Mason University, “Understanding Independent Commissions’ Impacts on Intelligence Reform.”

7.4.3.     Stephen Mariano, National War College/National Defense University, “Quantifying Culture.”


7.5          SCHNEIDER

7.5.1.     Oksana Levkovych, London School of Economics, “Varieties of Mercantilism - The Study of the Interwar Collapse of the International Trade Regime: Great Britain, Germany, and Soviet Union.”

7.5.2.     Christopher Davis, Arizona State University, “Framing the Drone Debate: Norms, Narratives, and Public Opinion.”

7.5.3.     Deborah Jeppesen, Australian National University, “How do Australian Defence Force personnel explain the behaviours they employ in Train, Advise and Assist roles in Afghanistan?”