2018 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

[This document refers to the 2018 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry. The 2019 version will be posted as soon as it is available.]

Tuesday, June 19


1.1.1 Bulent Aras, An Integrated Model of Humanitarianism, Disaster Management and Conflict Resolution for Civil Protection in the European Union (Prot-EUCivil-ect), Sabanci University,

1.1.2 Filip Savatic, Open Shut: Migration Policy Bifurcation, Xenophobia, and Labor Demand in Migrant-Receiving States, Georgetown University,

1.1.3 Maria Chiara Vinciguerra, Policy effectiveness, coherence and political will in European responses to the migration and refugee crisis (2015-2017), University of Cambridge,


1.2.1 Laura Jenkins, What Judicial Review Hath Wrought: The Effect of Judicial Review on Commerce Clause Grounds on Congressional Debate, Syracuse University,

1.2.2 Diana Reddy, Organized Labor as Interest Group or Social Movement?: Framing Class-Based Contention after Neoliberalism, University of California, Berkeley,

1.2.3 Emily Wager, The Conditional Effect of Racial Context on Americans' Response to Income Inequality, University of North Carolina,


1.3.1 Aminu Dramani, Examining the Intractability of the Bawku Ethnic Conflict, Upper East Region, Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,

1.3.2 Henrietta Ekefre, Implementation of African human rights decisions and recommendations by domestic state actors, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria,

1.3.3 Sara Fischer, Local Health Sector Workers as Political Actors: The Art of Engagement in Malawi, Georgetown University,


1.4.1 Yasmina Abouzzohour, Why does God Save the King? A Post-Arab Spring Analysis of the Moroccan and Omani monarchies, University of Oxford,

1.4.2 Miaad Hassan, Political Elites and State Institutions in the Middle East, University of Florida,

1.4.3 Rana B. Khoury, Whither Civil Resistance? Aid and Activism across the Syrian Warscape, Northwestern University,


1.5.1 Kathleen Rogers, "Just Not That Woman": Interrogating the Symbolism of Women in American Politics, Rutgers University,

1.5.2 Leah Malkovich, Persuasion on the Campaign Trail: A Closer Look at LGBQ Voters, University of Virginia,

1.5.3 Michael Simrak, In the Shadow of Matthew Shepard: Variations in Political Responses to the Murder of LGBT People of Color, Purdue University,


1.6.1 Xiaodon Liang, The Civil-Military Politics of Arms Production in Developing States, Tufts University,

1.6.2 Raymond Rounds, Sourcing Air Supremacy: Determinants of Change in Fighter Jet Imports, Georgetown University,

1.6.3 Sanne Verschuren, Imagining the Unimaginable: War, Weapons and Procurement Politics, Brown University,

Wednesday, June 20


2.1.1 Christina Maags, Bringing the Big Society In: Chinese State-Society Interaction in Long-Term Care Provision, University of London (SOAS),

2.1.2 Eunhou Song, Bureaucratic Reforms and Public Organizations in Local China, 1993-2009, Stanford University,

2.1.3 Xuejun Wu, Understanding China's Changing Policy in the New Century: The government, Intellectuals, and Hegemony, National University of Singapore,


2.2.1 Angela Bohorquez Oviedo, The Gender Ideology Campaign in the Colombian Peace Process, University of Delaware,

2.2.2 Elizabeth Corredor, Gendering Peace Negotiations: A Gender Knowledge Analysis of Colombia's 2012-2016 Peace Talks, Rutgers University,

2.2.3 Daniel Encinas Zevallos, Boundaries Out-of-Control: Subnational Authoritarianism in Unitary Democracies, Northwestern University,


2.3.1 Rachel Lucas-Thompson, A Mixed Methods Approach to Refining an Ecological Momentary Mindfulness Intervention, Colorado State University,

2.3.2 Lauren McFarlane, The impacts of prenatal and early life stress on the biological, cognitive and social outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from an evolutionary perspective, Australian National University,

2.3.3 Lauren Muscott, Resilience in (and as) Action: Understanding Global Responsibility in the Age of Resilience Governance, Ohio State University,


2.4.1 Shauna Gillooly, ‘Can you hear me now?' The Gap between Rhetoric and Reality in Post Conflict and Transitional Peacebuilding Processes, University of California, Irvine,

2.4.2 Molly Minden, Legacies of Violence and Social Mobilization: Anti-Hydroelectric Movements in Guatemala, University of Wisconsin,

2.4.3 Elham Kazemi, Transitional Justice and Democratization in Post-Transition Countries, University of California, Irvine,


2.5.1 Alexander Bleiberg, The Allure of Untruth: Fantasy Politics in American History, University of Virginia,

2.5.2 Matt Frierdich, Blue Lives Matter: Race and the Semiotics of Mourning, University of Virginia,


2.6.1 Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Organizational Response to Emerging Threats: Lessons from NATO and the European Union's Responses to Peacebuilding, Cyber Threats and Energy Security, University of Cincinnati,

2.6.2 Peter Lee, Middle Power Security Cooperation: Australia-South Korea Relations in the Post-Cold War Era, Australian National University,

2.6.3 Adam Wunische, Forced to Govern: Armed Statebuilding Operations and the Limits of Military Effectiveness, Boston College,

Thursday, June 21


3.1.1 Justin Hoyle, Determinants of Military Retrenchment: Army Behavior during Political Transitions, University of Florida,

3.1.2 Evan Jones, Bought and Paid for Parliamentarians? The Influence of Chinese Donors on Australia Politics, University of Maryland,

3.1.3 Pietro Marzo, The international dimension of the Tunisian transition to democracy, Universite Laval, Quebec,


3.2.1 Xiaoshu Gui, Media Exposure and Bureaucratic Incentives in Authoritarian Regimes, Duke University,

3.2.2 Haemin Jee, Morality for the Masses: Causes and Consequences of Authoritarian Moralizing in China, Stanford University,

3.2.3 Elise Pizzi, Environmental Protection as Development: An Assessment of Policy Implementation and Success in Rural China, University of Iowa,


3.3.1 Margaret Brower, Intersectionalism & the politics of gender policy, University of Chicago,

3.3.2 Meaghan Shoemaker, Minding the Gap: Understanding Women's Deployment in NATO Operations, Queen's University,

3.3.3 Melanie Thompson, Understanding Barriers to Women's Representation: The Unique Path Women Take on the Road to Candidacy in Sub-Saharan Africa, University of California, Berkeley,


3.4.1 Genevieve Bates, Holding Their Feet to The Fire: Institutions, Elites, and Accountability After Conflict, University of Chicago,

3.4.2 Kelebogile Zvobgo, Demanding Truth: Transnational Advocacy and the Creation of Truth Commissions, University of Southern California,

3.4.3 Woody Olmstead, A Theory of Retributive Justice During Armed State Building, University of Notre Dame,


3.5.1 Stephanie Chan, Creative Citizenship: Immigrant Political Participation, Princeton University,

3.5.2 Bess Davis, What States Ask of Refugees: Civic Integration Policies and Refugee Incorporation, Syracuse University,

3.5.3 Jaclyn Davis, The Second Face of the State: The Role of Police and Local Agents in Promoting Inclusion and Exclusion, Columbia University (Political Science),


3.6.1 Taylor Dalton, Things Fall Apart: The Unraveling of International Institutions through Withdrawal, University of Southern California,

3.6.2 Naomi Egel, Regulating the Weapons of War: Leadership and Purpose in Multilateral Arms Control, Cornell University,

3.6.3 Jong Eun Lee, To Join the War, To Quit the War: Explaining the Allies' Response to Strategic Coercion by the United States, American University,


3.7.1 Don Casler, Credible To Whom? The Semantics of Credibility in U.S. Diplomacy, Columbia University,

3.7.2 Naima Green, Reading the Public: Analyzing Foreign Public Sentiment about the U.S. and China, Harvard University,

3.7.3 Cole Livieratos, Information and Influence: Propaganda and Public Diplomacy in U.S. Foreign Policy, Georgetown University,

Monday, June 25


4.1.1 Aengus Bridgman, Hyperdiversity and the dual motivations of political participation, McGill University,

4.1.2 Jangai Jap, A Subnational Study of Ethnic Minorities' Everyday Interaction with the State and their Attachment to the State, George Washington University,

4.1.3 Michelangelo  Landgrave, The Nature and Extent of Discrimination in Politics, University of California, Riverside,


4.2.1 Polina Beliakova, Controlling the Defenders: Challenges to Civilian Control in Intrastate Conflict, Tufts University,

4.2.2 Patrick Signoret, Peace and order after large-scale criminal violence, Princeton University,

4.2.3 Lahoma Thomas, Re-Negotiating Order: Violence, Power and the Everyday in Alternate Spaces of Governance, University of Toronto,


4.3.1 Sherrie Baver, Institutions of Environmental Democracy: Mexico and Chile in Comparative Perspective, City College of New York,

4.3.2 Claire Dunn, Privileged Interests: Class-Based Variation in Government Responsiveness in Brazilian States, University of North Carolina,

4.3.3 Sebastian Vallejo, Can I have your attention, please? Issue Salience, Economic Elites and Economic Shocks, University of Maryland,


4.4.1 Adam Almqvist, Human Capital' Investments and Neoliberal Citizenship Reforms Targeting Youth in the Contemporary Arab World - An Analysis of the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, University of Chicago,

4.4.2 Tuukka Kaikkonen, Masking pollution? Ethnographic survey of face mask wearing in urban China, Australian National University,

4.4.3 Simona Vittorini, Stagecraft over Statecraft - - SPECTACLE OF GOVERNANCE IN MODI'S INDIA, University of London (SOAS),


4.5.1 Jonathan Hall, Explaining the United States' Counterterrorism Operations in the Trump Administration: Rhetoric and Practice, London School of Economics,

4.5.2 Taylor McDonald, Performing National Identity: A Discourse Analysis of Canadian Foreign Policy Debates on Afghanistan and Iraq, University of Florida,

4.5.3 Chelsea Moore, In Pursuit of the Pervert: Sexual Deviance the Development of the American Security State, University of Washington (PS),


4.6.1 Maryum Alam, State Sponsored Insurgency as a Two-Level Game, Indiana University,

4.6.2 Tanja Marie Hansen, Terrorism -- Why Not Claim It While You're at It?, University of Southern Denmark,

4.6.3 Gregoire Phillips, Brand Name Jihad: Extremist Organization in a Transnational Age, University of California, San Diego,

Tuesday, June 26


5.1.1 Sean Harris, Representing the Nation: Nationalist Party Development in Central & Eastern Europe, Temple University,

5.1.2 Katharina (Nina) Obermeier, Towards a theory of anti-internationalism: The politics of turning inward in post-crisis Europe, Cornell University,

5.1.3 Kristina Bakkær Simonsen, The boundaries of citizenship: Minority and majority youths' conceptions of political belonging and political participation, a Danish case study, University of Aarhus,


5.2.1 Jun Fang, Copper Price Shocks and Transition to Centralized Bureaucratic System in Qing China's Southwest Frontier, 1661-1735, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,

5.2.2 Matthew Reichert, The Enduring Consequences of State-Building in Cultural Life: A Comparative Historical Analysis Using the Soviet Case, Harvard University,

5.2.3 Berenike Schott, Associational Life and Legacies of Political Ideology in Post-Fascist Germany, Columbia University,


5.3.1 Jared Abbott, Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The Emergence of Binding Participatory Institutions, Harvard University,

5.3.2 German Petersen, Anti-Corruption as a Steam Train: A Theory with Evidence from Mexico (2012-2018), University of Texas at Austin,

5.3.3 Nathalia Sandoval, Law or no law? The politics of regulating ethnic rights under the extractive boom in Latin America, University of Texas,


5.4.1 Mathieu Dubeau, Species-Being and the Five Faces of Interspecies Oppression, University of Washington (PS),


5.4.3 Mariia Shynarenko, Towards a Non-Violent Resistant Subject: The Crimean Tatar National Movement, New School for Social Research,


5.5.1 Ajenai Clemmons, WHAT ACTUALLY MATTERS: The Whats, Whys, and Whens Behind Civilian Assessment of Police, Duke University,

5.5.2 Yan Fang, Internet Companies and Law Enforcement, University of California, Berkeley,

5.5.3 Fanying Kong, Herds or Shepherd Dogs: Government Connection and Economic Sanctions, Arizona State University,


5.6.1 Zoltan Feher, The Geopolitics of Grand Strategy: The United States in the Strategic Triangle with the Soviet Union/Russia and China 1972-2017, Tufts University,

5.6.2 Naosuke Mukoyama, Natural resources and territorial sovereignty: The separate independence of oil-rich colonial areas, University of Oxford,

5.6.3 Jaehan Park, The Age of Geopolitics: Japan, Russia, and the United States in the Far East, 1895-1905, Johns Hopkins University SAIS,

Wednesday, June 27

6.1 LOWE

6.1.1 Lauren Konken, TRIPS over morality? The human right to health and international trade law in the HIV/AIDS epidemic after 1994, Princeton University,

6.1.2 Emily Scott, Governance With or Without Government: Experiments in Aid Intervention, University of Toronto,

6.1.3 Stefan Tschauko, Branding in Intergovernmental Organizations: The Case of the United Nations, Tufts University,


6.2.1 Emily Finchum-Manson, Networked Activism: Understanding Organizational Partnerships in Education Advocacy Coalitions, University of Washington (Evans),

6.2.2 Seth Wright, Administrative Exposure, University of Utah,

6.2.3 Nara Yoon, The Origin and Consequences of Nonprofit Board Interlocks: The evidence from the nonprofits in three mid-sized cities, Syracuse University,


6.3.1 Kyle Albert, Moving Beyond Membership: The Transformation of American Professional Associations, Harvard University,;

6.3.2 Marie-Hélène L'Heureux, Building and testing a model to characterize complex evaluations, Universite Laval, Quebec,

6.3.3 Álvaro Morcillo Laiz, The Philantropic Domination. External Donors and the Latin American Social Sciences during the Cold War, Institute for Advanced Study,


6.4.1 Giles David Arceneaux, Beyond the Rubicon: Command and Control in Regional Nuclear Powers, Syracuse University,

6.4.2 Kendrick Kuo, Military Innovation and the Promise of Military Power, George Washington University,

6.4.3 Manaswini Ramkumar, Chained by Civilian Command? Military Professionalism and Subordination in Postcolonial Democracies, American University,


6.5.1 Gregorio Bettiza, State Might and the Almighty: Exploring State Power Through Religion in International Relations, University of Exeter,

6.5.2 Annebelle Davis, The Diplomacy of Science in Antarctica, Australian National University,

6.5.3 Lucas de Oliveira Paes, Networked Hierarchies: readdressing the global-regional nexus in international politics, University of Cambridge,


6.6.1 Isobel Crealy, New Australians as Good Australians: Constructing the Middle Eastern Refugee as the Good Citizen, Australian National University,

6.6.2 Marnie Howlett, Rethinking 'Ukrainian' from the Cartographic Peripheries: Borders, Boundaries, and National Identities, London School of Economics,

6.6.3 Timothy McCranor, Citizenship in Comparative Politics, Boston College,


6.7.1 Hiromi Akiyama, State and Civil Society: A Comparative Study of Post-Disaster Recovery in China and Japan, George Mason University,

6.7.2 Andres Mejia Acosta, Two sides of a coin? the politics of food security, hunger and nutrition, Kings College London,

6.7.3 Rabea Kirmani, Communal Responses to Repression, Georgetown University,

Thursday, June 28

7.1 LOWE

7.1.1 Hyeyoon Park, China and Transparency Norm Development in Global Extractives Governance, Colorado State University,

7.1.2 Meicen Sun, Effects of Internet Control on Productivity, Nationalism and Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

7.1.3 Murat Yilmaz, China's Development Model as Internal Colonialism: The Case of the Uyghurs, University of Cincinnati,


7.2.1 Erica MacDonald, Formally informal? Sex Work, Sex Workers' Rights and the State, University of Connecticut,

7.2.2 George Edward May, Producing Cooperation Technically: Human Trafficking and Anti-Trafficking in Southeast Asia, National University of Singapore,

7.2.3 Emily Pingel, "The Social Context of Inequalities, Health, and Healthcare in Brazil", Emory University,


7.3.1 Emily Bell, Collaborative Institutions and Response to Drought through Water Management Innovations, University of California, Davis,

7.3.2 Erica Briggs, Leading the Metropolitan Revolution: An Examination of the Capacity and Fortitude of Metropolitan Planning Organizations to Create Regional Change, Michigan State University,

7.3.3 Nabila Rahman, Tackling the Trash: Solid Waste Management Practices in South Asian Municipalities, Indiana University,


7.4.1 Christine Fair, Combat Motivation in the Lashkar-e-Tayyba, Georgetown University,

7.4.2 Wo Liu, Stationary or roving bandit? Linking local public reliance to militia violence against civilians, University of Pittsburgh,

7.4.3 Sara Plana, Rogue Guns: Explaining Variation in Misbehavior of State-Sponsored Armed Groups, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,


7.5.1 Nicolas Albertoni Gomez, How countries' international trading networks affect their trade policy preferences: A Mixed Method Approach, University of Southern California,

7.5.2 Victoria Chonn Ching, Trade Policy Making in a Changing International Environment: Latin America's Response to a Rising China, University of Southern California,

7.5.3 Elisabeth van Lieshout, Demanding Deals: Developing Countries' Behind-the-Border Commitments in Trade Agreements, Stanford University,


7.6.1 Abi Chamlagai, Breakdowns of Democracy in Nepal: A Comparative Study Between 1960 and 2002/2005, Western Michigan University,

7.6.2 Jane Kitaevich, The Battle Over Minds and Hearts: Building a Democratic Nation in Emerging Democracies One Attitude at a Time, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,

7.6.3 Dinara Pisareva, People and Democratization: Does Mass Democratic Support Matter?, Australian National University,