Activities & Events

Political Science Research Workshop

The Political Science Research Workshop is a venue for graduate students and faculty to present and receive feedback on work in progress. Dissertation chapters, article manuscripts and dissertation proposal drafts comprise the bulk of our presentations. Students who are on the job market and anticipate interviews in the near future may also present a practice job talk.

The PSRW provides a venue to learn critical skills for practicing political scientists. Presenters and discussants learn to give and receive constructive feedback and to utilize this type of intellectual exchange to improve the quality of their written research. Additionally, attendance allows students and faculty to become familiar with the work of their colleagues.

On top of all that… we’ll have lunch!

Please join us most Fridays from 12:00-1:30 pm in the political science department seminar room (100A Eggers) unless otherwise indicated. No RSVP is required, but all attendees are expected to read the paper before the workshop session and to come ready to offer constructive feedback.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Lamis Abdelaaty.


Fall 2019

September 6th, 2019
Laura Jenkins
Practice Job Talk
Title: “Paradise Lost: The Effect of Judicial Review on Congressional Debate”

September 13th, 2019
Tae Hyun Lim
Practice Job Talk
Title: "Trickling Up the Agenda: Institutional Context of Elections and Childcare Policy Development in South Korea"

September 27th, 2019
David Arceneaux
Practice Job Talk
Title: "Beyond the Rubicon: Command and Control in Regional Nuclear Powers"

October 18th, 2019
Beatriz Rey
Title TBD
Discussant: Andre Anselmo

October 25th, 2019
Joel Kersting
Title: “A Queer Education: The Effect of the Education Realignment on the Representation of LGBTQ+ Issues”
Discussant: Emma Dreher

November 1st, 2019

Colleen Burton
Title: “The Effects of Gendered Civil Society Context and Party Strength on Female Candidate Emergence in State Legislative Districts”
Discussant: Samantha Call

November 15th, 2019
Kyungwon Suh
Title:Getting the Bomb Right: Reassessing the Effect of Nuclear Weapons on Conflict”
Discussant: Sobia Paracha 

December 6th, 2019
Future Professoriate Program
Title: TBD


Spring 2020

January 17th, 2020 
Kyungwon Suh
Title: “Getting the Bomb Right: Introducing a New Dataset on Weaponized Nuclear Capability”
Discussant: Michael McCall

January 24th, 2020
Shane Sanders
Title: “Informed Voters and Electoral Outcomes: A Natural Experiment Stemming from a Fundamental Information Technological Shift”
Discussant: Colin French

January 31st, 2020 
Lindsay Burt & Audie Klotz
Title: “‘Lesson Study’ in Introduction to International Relations”
Discussant: Nneka Eke

February 7th, 2020 
Sefa Secen (Practice Job Talk)
Title: "The Politics of Security: Syrian Refugees in the Middle East and Western Europe"

February 21st, 2020 
Dan Jackson & Seth Jolly
Title: "A New Divide? A Comparative Analysis of the Cosmopolitan-Parochial Dimension Across the EU"
Discussant: Samantha Call

February 28th, 2020  
Aykut Ozturk"
Title: "The Role of Emotions during Autocratization"
Discussant: Heidi Stallman

March 6th, 2020  
Dongshu Liu
Title: TBD
Discussant: TBD

April 3rd, 2020 
Erin Hern
Title: “Between Customary and Colonial: Law, Gender, and Political Behavior in Senegal and the Gold Coast”
Discussant: TBD  

April 10th, 2020
Future Professoriate Program: TBD

April 24, 2020 (two papers) 
Farrah Brown
Title: TBD
Discussant: Andre Anselmo
Kari Waters
Title: “The Triumph of Entropy: Democratic Backsliding After the End of History”
Discussant: Dan Jackson