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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. Papers will be posted to this website approximately one week before the session (see links below).

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Dimitar Gueorguiev.


Spring 2017

February 17th, 2017
Sarah Pralle
Title: How to effectively respond to student writing

March 3rd, 2017
Li Shao
Title: “Dissertation Prospectus on Contentious Politics in China"

March 10th, 2017
David Arceneaux
Title: "Set to Fail? Command and Control in Regional Nuclear Powers"

March 24th, 2017
Danielle Thomsen
Title: “Legislator Gender and Tradeoffs in Political Representation"

March 31st, 2017
Mini Graduate Student Paper Panel
Title:  "Midwest in the Northeast"

April 21st, 2017
Colleen Burton
Title: "Re-examining Variation in Female Descriptive Representation across the US State Legislatures"

April 28th, 2017
Seth Jolly
Title: TBA