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 Spring 2021 Calendar, which you can download in a PDF format.

Mar. 30: Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University)                       

From Category to Meaning-Making: Toward A Political Theory of Narrative Identity

Apr. 6 Evgenia Olimpieva (University of Chicago)

Putin’s Prosecutors: How Law Enforcement Helps Build Authoritarian States

Apr. 13: Thad Dunning (UC Berkeley)

Race, Gender, and Descriptive Representation in Latin America

Apr. 20: Walker Gunning (The University of Chicago)

Forged in Failure: The Roots of Sudan’s “Glorious Revolution”

Apr. 27: Timothy Frye (Columbia University)

Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace

May 4: Miriam Golden (European University Institute)

“Press 1 for Roads”: Improving Political Communication with New Technology

May 11: Erica Simmons (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

National Imaginaries and Resource Extraction: Development and Belonging in Bolivia

May 18: Ipek Çinar & Geneva Cole (University of Chicago)

Russia Today in America: Testing the Mechanisms of Foreign Interference

May 25: Zachary Klamann (University of Chicago)

Contesting the Energy Transition: Climate Politics in South Africa

June 1: Vicky Fouka (University of Stanford)

Collective Remembrance and Private Choice: German-Greek Conflict and Consumer Behavior in Times of Crisis

June 8: Jordan Gans-Morse (Northwestern University)

The Effects of Study Abroad Programs on Attitudes About Corruption, Democracy, and the United States: A Research Design and Preliminary Evidence from Ukraine and Georgia