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IQMR 2023 – Research Design Discussion Group Schedule 


1.1       CARTER

1.1.1   Maria de la Paz Chavez-Vargas, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Political participation of indigenous women in different context of community autonomy: The cases of Mexico City and Michoacán.

1.1.2   Elizabeth Good, Northwestern University, It's a Numbers Game: An Experimental Approach to Women's Representation


1.2       BENNETT

1.2.1   Sumitha Narayanan Kutty, King's College London, Rising India and Military Intervention: Explaining the Post-Cold War Shift

1.2.2   Matthew J. Kuhlman, George Mason University, Military assistance to Africa: Understanding the drivers and determinants


1.3       WILSON

1.3.1   Tiago Tasca, University of California, Santa Cruz, Subnational politics of vaccine hesitancy in Brazil

1.3.2   Marcelo Mesquita Leal, University of Massachusetts, The Road Not Taken: U.S. Cybersecurity Policy and Foreign Information Operations


1.4       WEDEEN

1.4.1   Dalia Abdelnabi, Cairo University, Contentious Art in Autocratic Settings: Cairokee's Creative Resistance to Egyptian Authorities

1.4.2   Amina Karoui, University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, Democratic Moments in Media and Journalistic Rhetoric: A Case Study of Tunisia's Political and Media Sceneries


1.5       MAJUMDAR

1.5.1   Meera Choi, Yale University, Opting out of Marriage and Childbearing? Gender Ideology and the Rise of Heterosexual Refusal in South Korea

1.5.2   Esther Franke, New School for Social Research, Embodying Geopolitical (Dis)Orders: Thinking spaces, times and bodies through trans(ing) and movements in Buenos Aires, Berlin and Mexico City


1.6       MAZZARELLA

1.6.1   Mai Frndjibachian, University of Florida, Constructing the Vietnamese Kin-Compatriots: Vietnamese National Theatre and Films Post-Vietnam War

1.6.2   Chloe Kwak, University of Connecticut, Memory Activism surrounding Comfort Women Memorials in the US





2.1       SEAWRIGHT

2.1.1   Emily Carr, Columbia University (IWPS), Know Your Audience: Reevaluating Audience Costs in a High-Choice Media Environment

2.1.2   John Stanko, Indiana University, Small States, International Status, and Domestic Legitimacy: How Regime Type Impacts Soft Power Strategies in Foreign Policy


2.2       MAHONEY

2.2.1   Amalie Trangbæk, University of Aarhus, The insider. Observations on the interplay between politics and administration from the Ministry of Finance.

2.2.2   Yannong He, University of California, Santa Cruz, Talent Allocation


2.3       GOERTZ

2.3.1   Adam Saxton, University of Chicago, War and the State of War: Legal Labels for Armed Conflict

2.3.2   Alex Bruens, University of Arizona, Repression Dynamics in the Context of Complex Civil War Interventions


2.4       HAGGARD

2.4.1   Jocelyn Perry, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Stakeholder Engagement in U.S. Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning

2.4.2   Anum Mustafa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Politics in the energy transition beyond the global north: a case study of electric vehicles policy from South Asia


2.5       SIMMONS

2.5.1   Andrew Wojtanik, University of California - Berkeley, All the Dictator's Men: Elite Cohesion under Autocracy in Africa and Beyond

2.5.2   Akbota Karibayeva, George Washington University, Ungrateful Successors: Why Do Authoritarian Leaders Turn on Their Predecessors?


2.6       SMITH

2.6.1   Daniel Rio Tinto, FGV RI | School of International Relations, Fundação Getulio Vargas, The Local Dimensions of Criminal Governance in Brazil

2.6.2   Ana Paula Pellegrino, Georgetown University, The State that Forges Organized Criminal Groups: the formation of Parapolice Groups in Brazil



2.7.1   Shahab ud Din Ahmad, Johns Hopkins University, Center-Periphery Relations in Postcolonial Pakistan

2.7.2   Hope Dancy, University of Chicago, Sovereignty Erosion and the Imperial Process in the 19th Century British Empire





3.1       SEAWRIGHT

3.1.1   Ayu Rahmawati, University of Florida, Civil Society Forces and the Resistance against Autocratization in Southeast Asia

3.1.2   Sebastián Cortesi, Johns Hopkins University, The Violent Road to Proportional Representation: Evidence from late nineteenth century Buenos Aires


3.2       MAHONEY

3.2.1   Aakansha Jain, American University, Assessing community perception of climate migration and building climate migration theory from the ground

3.2.2   Brendan Davidson, Colorado State University, Yesterday's Values in Tomorrow's Industry


3.3       GOERTZ

3.3.1   Kayeon Roh, University of Southern California, A King or an Emperor?: The Concept of "Emperor (Huangdi)" and the Meaning of Imperial Status in Historical East Asia

3.3.2   Agnes Yu, London School of Economics, Fear as a Continuum: The Utility of Differentiating Terror and Horror in Conflict Studies


3.4       SIMMONS

3.4.1   Brock Titlow, Syracuse University, Producing Productivity? Legislative Support Agencies and Congress

3.4.2   Quinn Bornstein, Georgetown University, Title: America's Staff Assistant: How Do Junior Congressional Staff Represent Their Constituencies?


3.5       SMITH

3.5.1   Taylor Hendrickson, University of Oxford, Specifying A "Crucial Role" for Civil Society: Non-Governmental Organisations and International Criminal Prosecution of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

3.5.2   Bo Won Kim, Northwestern University, Divergent Paths to Enforcing Transnational Crime: How Informality Impacts International Cooperation


3.6       WINANT

3.6.1   Lewis Forsyth, University of Glasgow, He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune: Diagnosing Scottish Local Government Finance

3.6.2   Sophia Wang, Yale University, From Intense Preferences to Political Participation: The (Local) Politics of Housing




4.1       JACOBS

4.1.1   Jyhjong Hwang, Ohio State University, Regime Type and Borrowing Behavior: intertemporal trade-offs of Chinese loans to Africa

4.1.2   Aidong Li, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Building Predatory States? Unfinished Construction Projects in China



4.2.1   Pilar Manzi, Northwestern University, Policy Concerns and Preferences among Latin American Leaders

4.2.2   Carolina Verena Franco, Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), The evolution of televised debates in Latin America. A history of intertwining media and politics.


4.3       MACLEAN

4.3.1   Heather Swadley, Swarthmore College, DIY Citizenship: Disabled Advocates Carving out the Right to Live in the World, 1960-Present

4.3.2   Ailish Burns, Brown University, Computing Care: The implications of algorithmic decision-making for racial inequality in long-term care


4.4       WALDNER

4.4.1   Rikio Inouye, Princeton University, Concerns of Racism and US Basing Policy

4.4.2   Giovanni Giamello, Aalborg University, The acculturation process of Chinese descendants in Italy: the case of Prato


4.5       PACHIRAT

4.5.1   Núrel Bahí Reitz, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Diverging memories: A comparative analysis of interpretations of the 1904-8 genocide in Namibia and the Majimaji War in Tanzania

4.5.2   Woohyeok Seo, London School of Economics, Japan's nuclear victimhood and twin hierarchies of nuclearism and grief




5.1       JACOBS

5.1.1   Ayelet Carmeli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Safety Nets and Golden Eggs: Towards a Typology of Savings Policies

5.1.2   Qin Huang, Northwestern University, Varieties of Socialist Market Economy in China



5.2.1   Madison Schroder, University of Oregon, Politics of the People? Examining the Effects of Out-of-State Interest on United States Direct Democracy Campaigns

5.2.2   Jillian Rothschild, University of Maryland, Examining the Rise of Election Fraud Conspiracy Theories through Focus Groups


5.3       MACLEAN

5.3.1   Siv Holm Holm Hansen, Aalborg University, When NGOs handle political conflictual tasks on behalf of the (welfare) state! How Red Cross Asylum has managed the role of being at the interface between asylum seekers and the state

5.3.2   Marjolaine Lamontagne, McGill University, Power, Diversity, and Authority in Global Environmental Governance: Tracing Cognitive Evolution and the Diplomatic Practices of NGOs and Subnational and Local Authorities


5.4       PACHIRAT

5.4.1   Angélica Bonilla, Universidad Alberto Hurtado - Universidad Diego Portales (joint program), From the Heights: Social Representations of Recent Social Conflicts Among Elites Schools' Students in Chile

5.4.2   Temitayo Akinpelu, Osun State University, Nigeria, Cultural Construction of Depression in Old Age and Pathways to Care among Urban-Slum Dwelling Older People in Southwestern Nigeria




6.1       JACOBS

6.1.1   Yun Tzu ChangTransmigrants and Long-distance Nationalism: Comparing Overseas Chinese New Migrants in the United Kingdom and Australia

6.1.2   Ga Eun Cho, Johns Hopkins University, Mass emigration as nation-making policy in South Korea



6.2.1   Juan Gelvez Ferreira, University of Maryland, Does crime matter? Electoral outcomes, political alignment and crime prevention funds in Colombia

6.2.2   Karime Parodi Ambel, UCLA, Gendering Justice on the Chilean Courts: Institutional developments, Legal Actors’ Practices and Women’s access to Justice


6.3       MACLEAN

6.3.1   Ellie Terry, University of Washington (Evans), Can a values-based light touch intervention motivate students to apply for FAFSA and pursue post-secondary education?

6.3.2   Julie Ann Beasley, Indiana University (SPEA), Higher Education Paradox: How Can Mentorship in Academia Foster Representation and Gender Parity?


6.4       WALDNER

6.4.1   Harrison Greenleaf, University of Notre Dame, With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies: Populism and Alliance Management

6.4.2   Jiwon Nam, University of Delaware, Populism Talks: Contemporary Drivers of the Decline in Global Climate Change Cooperation


6.5       SCHAFFER

6.5.1   Anna Closas i Casasampera, University of California, Berkeley, Beyond Binary Thinking: Strategizing with, through, and around asylum law

6.5.2   Sean Tracy, Queen's University, Evaluating a People's Right to Self-determination in Contexts of Competing Rights and Considerations





7.1       OANA

7.1.1   Jérémie Langlois, University of Wisconsin, Failed Revolutions? Regime Reconsolidation and Resistance in North Africa

7.1.2   Ala Mohsen, University of Utah, From Mass Protest to Civil War – Explaining the Variations of resultant violence in the Arab Spring mass protest movements


7.2       KREUZER

7.2.1   Timothy James Day, George Mason University, An Unending Game: Assessing the Effectiveness of Strategic Competition

7.2.2   Jaeyoung Kim, McGill University, The Rise and Fall of Status-Seekers: A View from Historical East Asia


7.3       LOWE

7.3.1   Merham Keleg, Green Spaces as Health Infrastructure: Realities & Perceptions

7.3.2   Chris Bowers, George Mason University, Crisis Structure: Bureaucratic Theory During COVID-19


7.4       FRIDAY

7.4.1   Henry Leslie-O'Neill, Australian National University, Co-designing language learning materials for Indigenous languages


7.5       SCHAFFER

7.5.1   Alison Boehmer, University of California, San Diego, Labor as Repression in the U.S.: A Case Study of Prison Labor and Resistance by Incarcerated People

7.5.2   Kristen Gary, University of Florida, They That Wait: The Politics of Staying in the Mississippi Delta 1945-1980


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