The Comparative Politics Workshop (CPW)

Welcome to the Comparative Politics Workshop (CPW) at the University of Chicago!

CPW provides an opportunity for graduate students, faculty members and outside speakers to present their work and receive feedback. The workshop faculty sponsors for the 2020-21 academic year are Michael Albertus and Scott Gehlbach. In Winter and Spring 2021, the workshop meets remotely over Zoom on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:45 PM. Zoom link to the meeting and copies of the paper will be distributed by email one week in advance. To be added to our mailing list, click here. To learn more about the workshop, click here. If you have any questions, please contact the CPW student coordinator.

We are proud to present Winter 2021 Calendar, which you can download in a PDF format.

Jan. 12: Alisha Holland (Harvard University)                       

The Rise of Infrastructure

Jan. 19: Rob Blair (Brown University)

After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia 

Jan. 26: Abbey Steele (University of Amsterdam)

Wartime victims and forms of political engagement during post-conflict transitions

Feb. 2: Adam Almqvist (The University of Chicago)

“A Private Kingdom”: Youth, Entrepreneurial Citizenship, and Authoritarian Renewal in Jordan.

Feb. 9: Yue Hou (University of Pennsylvania)

Ethnic Discrimination and Authoritarian Rule: An Analysis of Criminal Sentencing in China

Feb. 16: Amy Pond (Texas A&M University)

Politically Connected Ownership

Feb. 23: Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago)

Authoritarian Backsliding

Mar. 2: Thad Dunning (University of California, Berkeley)

Race, Money, and Descriptive Representation: Evidence from Campaign Donation Quotas in Brazil