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 Danielle Thomsen.
September 8th, 2017
Job market workshop with
Followed by speakers from Campbell, Moynihan, and INSCT for first-year
Thorson, Steven White, and Kelli Young (Maxwell career services)
September 22nd, 2017
Title: "Racial Competition and Partisanship Within
Racial Minority Groups: The Case
of Asian Americans"
Discussant: Nathaniel Carrington
October 13th, 2017
Practice Job Talk
Title: "Politicians at Arms: Civilian Involvement in
Military Coups d'état"
October 20th, 2017
Practice Job Talk
November 3rd, 2017
to Fail? The Origins of Command and Control in Regional Nuclear Powers."
November 17th, 2017
Title: "Immigrants and US Elections: Race, Religion, and
Indian American Partisan Identities"
Discussant: Joel Kersting
December 1st, 2017
Title: "Blurring the Lines: Measuring Self-Censorship
January 26th, 2018
Teaching Workshop with FPP
February 9th, 2018
Title: "Does Nuclear Superiority Matter? General
Deterrence between Nuclear States,
Discussant: David Arceneaux
February 23rd, 2018
March 9th, 2018
Title: "Cash for Access? The Outside Earnings of
Discussant: Aykut Ozturk
March 23rd, 2018
on Data Transparency and Reproducibility
by Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS)
March 30th, 2018
David Rivera (Hamilton College)
Title: “NATO Expansion, Putin, and the
Ukrainian Crisis: Understanding the Sources of Western-Russian Discord.”
Discussant: Jason Blessing
April 13th, 2018
Title: "How do party nomination practices in single
member district systems affect
female representation? A study of the Canadian provinces"
Discussant: Catriona Standfield
April 27th, 2018
Title: "500 Days of Summits:
Face-to-Face Diplomacy and Interstate Cooperation"
Discussant: Angely Martinez