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 2021-22 academic year are Andrew Eggers and Scott Gehlbach. The workshop meets in a hybrid format—over Zoom and in person—on Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:20 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 2022 Calendar, which you can download in a PDF format.

Jan. 11: Bryn Rosenfeld (Cornell University)

The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy

Jan. 18: Thea Riofrancos (Providence College)

Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism

Jan. 25: Geneva Cole and Genevieve Bates (University of Chicago and University of British Columbia)

Racial Justice as Transitional Justice: Framing and Public Support for Racial Justice Initiatives in the United States

Feb. 1: Scott Gehlbach and Zhaotian Luo (University of Chicago)

A Model of Censorship, Propaganda, and Repression

Feb. 8:  Andres Uribe (University of Chicago)

Party Competition and the Limits of Electoral Coercion

Feb. 15: Diana Kim (Georgetown University)

Untouchability in the 21st Century

Feb. 22: Daniel Stegmuller (Duke University)


Mar. 1: Noora Loori (Boston University)


Mar. 8: Lilly Massoud-Judge (University of Chicago)