American Politics Workshop

The American Politics Workshop is hosted by the Department of Political Science. It meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in Pick 506. Graduate student co-coordinators for the 2021-22 academic year are Sonja Castañeda Dower and Gabe Foy-Sutherland. Faculty advisors are William Howell and Jon Rogowski.

The workshop hosts research presentations from graduate students and faculty around campus and visitors to the University of Chicago. The schedule for the 2021-22 academic year is below. We hope you will join us.

To join the mailing list, click here. For remote access to the workshop, please contact us here.

Fall Quarter 2021

October 5: Andrew McCall (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “Organizing for Police Power: Professionalism and Police Chief Independence, 1950-1980”

October 12: Ruth Bloch Rubin (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “Divided Parties, Strong Leaders”

October 19: Kisoo Kim (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago), “Strategic Media Bias and Electoral Selection”

October 26: Laurel Harbridge-Yong (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University), “The Electoral Challenge of Balancing Primary and General Electorates”

November 2: Geneva Cole (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “Shades of White: How White Identity Shapes Attitudes About Racial Politics”

November 9: Adam Zelizer (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago), “Why are Legislators Persuadable? Distinguishing Mechanisms of Informational Influence in the Policymaking Process”

November 16: Jennifer Nou (University of Chicago School of Law), “Shadow Independent Agencies

November 30: Chandler James (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “Who Cares? Public Support of Presidential Norms”

Winter Quarter 2022

January 11: Shu Fu and Will Howell (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “The Filibuster and Legislative Deliberation

January 18: Julia Payson (Department of Politics, New York University), “Local Leaders and the Pursuit of Growth in US Cities: The Role of Managerial Skill”

January 25: Tabitha Bonilla (School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University), “Promises Kept, Promises Broken, and Those Caught in the Middle”

February 1: Adam Chilton (University of Chicago School of Law), “Ideology and Judicial Administration: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic”

February 8: Julian Go (Department of Sociology, University of Chicago), “Militarizing the Police: Race, Empire and the Lines of Color

February 15: Mid-quarter break

February 22: Elisabeth Clemens (Department of Sociology, University of Chicago): “The Make or Buy State: Governed Incentivization and Partisan Asymmetry in Federal Contracting”

March 1: Cathy Cohen (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago), “White Vulnerability Racism”

March 8: Daniel Moskowitz (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago), “Local Television News and Accountability”

Spring Quarter 2022

March 29: Randall Akee (Department of Public Policy and American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles): “Indigenous Peoples in the US: Research and Policy Implications”

April 5: Student session: Ruben Rodriguez Barron and Sonja Castañeda Dower

April 12: Pamela Ban (Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego): “Invitation to Congress: Congressional Hearings, Witness Testimonies, and Strategic Communication”

April 19: Meghan Condon (Department of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago)

April 26: Patricia Posey (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago)

May 3: Julian Wamble (Department of Political Science, George Washington University)

May 10: Justin Phillips (Department of Political Science, Columbia University)

May 17: Efrén Pérez (Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles)

May 24: Michael Minta (Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota)

May 31: End of the year celebration

 

 

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