Past Workshops

Winter 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Ryan Hubert (UC Davis), Ryan Copus (University of Missouri-Kansas), Paige Pellaton (UC Davis)
Title: "Trading Diversity? Judicial Diversity and Case Outcomes in Federal Courts"

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Jonathan Colner (UC Davis)
Title: "Running Towards Rankings: Ranked Choice Voting’s Impact on Candidate Entry and Descriptive Representation"

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Marika Miner (UC Davis)
Title: "Strategic Disruptions: The Subnational Targeting of Internet Shutdowns in India"

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Chris Hare (UC Davis)
Title: "Priority Voting: Reconsidering the Role of Issue Salience in American Voting Behavior"

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Zach Durec (UC Davis)
Title: "Thinking in a Political Register: Evaluating the Distinction Between Solitude and Loneliness"

Fall 2022

* Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST)
Rizwan Asghar (UC Davis)
Title: "Doomed to Fail: Civil-Military Relations and Bargaining Stages of Civil War"

* Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST)
Dave Bracken (UC Davis)
Title: "A Sorted Electorate is a Divided Electorate: The Rise of Sorting and Affective Polarization in the US"

* Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST)
Spencer Kiesel (UC Davis)
Title: "Non-Religious Identity Salience for Candidate Choice"

* Friday, October 21, 2022 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Laurel Yacuta (UC Davis)
Title: "Civil War and Intra-Regime Coherence"

Spring 2022

​Friday, April 22, 2022 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Shingirai (Shingi) Taodzera (UC Davis)
Title: "Uganda's oil matrix and prospects for resource-funded development: Centralized control, strategic coexistence, and rural community marginalization"

Fall 2021

​Friday, October 8, 2021 (11:00 am - 11:50 am PST)
Nahrain Rasho (UC Davis)
Title: "Challenging Regional Authority: How Territorial Autonomy Increased Dissent by Regional Ethnic Minorities in Northern Iraq"
Note: this talk takes place at 11:00 am PST.

Friday, October 15, 2021 (11:00 am - 11:50 am PST)
Ginger Alonso (UC Davis)
Title: "The Representation Relationship: Coethnicity and Latino Political Engagement in City Council Elections"
Note: this talk takes place at 11:00 am PST.

Friday, October 22, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Brad Jones (UC Davis)
Title: "When the End is the Beginning: The Effect of Criminal Infractions and Post-Deportation Outcomes on Perceived Fairness and Blame Attribution in Deportation Cases"

Friday, October 29, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Jill Laufer (UC Davis)
Title: "Youth Voting & Gun Violence: Has Gun Violence Issues Galvanized Youth Voter Turnout in Recent Elections?"

​Friday, November 5, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Sarah Prince (UC Davis)
Title: "Social Remittances as Credible Yardsticks"

Friday, November 12, 2021 (11:00 am - 11:50 am PST)
Sharif Amlani (UC Davis)
Title: "Competing Principals and Representation: Using Redistricting to Assess the Effects of Out-of-District Donors on Position Taking in the U.S. House of Representatives"
Note: this talk takes place at 11:00 am PST.

Friday, November 19, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Juan Tellez (UC Davis)
Title: "Civic Engagement and Political Tolerance Among Youth in Ethiopia"


Winter 2019

February 25, 2019
Presenter: Jeannette Money, Amy Skoll (UC Davis) & Susan Banki (University of Sydney)
Title: Migrant Mobilization: Homeland Advocacy or Migrant Rights?​ (Abstract)

February 18, 2019
Presenter: Ryan Hübert (UC Davis)
Title: A Behavioral Theory of Discrimination in Policing (Working Paper Link)

January 30, 2020 (Thursday, 12-1pm)
Presenter: Ryan Brutger (UC Berkeley)
Title: International Disputes, Media Coverage, and Backlash Against International Law


Fall 2019

December 3, 2019
Presenter: Dave Bracken (UC Davis)
Title: Social Sorting over Time: Measuring the Convergence of Partisan and Social Identities in the US (Abstract)

November 26, 2019
Presenter: Ipek Bahceci (UC Davis)
Title: Historical Legacies of Modern State Building in Ottoman Empire (Abstract)

November 19, 2019
Presenter: Rachel Bernhard (UC Davis)
Title: Wealth and Gender in Congressional Politics

November 12, 2019
Presenter: Nahrain Rasho (UC Davis)
Title: Ethnofederal Arrangements and Local Ethnic Minorities: How Do Ethnofederal Institutions Shape Local Minority Group Cleavages?

November 5, 2019
Presenter: Melissa Sands (UC Merced)
Title: Seeing Inequality: How Context Shapes Political Behavior (Abstract)

October 29, 2019
Presenter: Rob Blair (Brown University)
Title: Civil War and Citizens' Demand for the State: An Empirical Test of Hobbesian Theory

October 22, 2019
Presenter: Lauren Young (UC Davis)
Title: State Repression and Pro-Opposition Dissent: Evidence from an Election Panel in Zimbabwe

October 15, 2019
Presenter: Gento Kato (UC Davis)
Title: Local Bandwagoning and National Balancing: How Uninformed Voters Respond to the Partisan Environment (Working Paper)

March 3, 2020

Presenter: Sharif Amlani & Walt Stone (UC Davis)
Title: Sources of Gender Bias in Candidate Selection: Valence, Prospects, and Choice​ (Abstract** Note: all sessions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic **

​April 7, 2020
Presenter: Sara Kazemian & Sam Fuller (UC Davis)

April 14, 2020
Presenter: Lauren Peritz & Adrienne Hosek (UC Davis)

April 28, 2020
Presenter: Sarah Prince (UC Davis)

May 5, 2020
Presenter: Melina Platas (UC Davis)

May 19, 2020
Presenter: Marika Miner (UC Davis)
Title: The Impact of Migrant Workers on Identity and Political Behavior: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan​ (Abstract), Winter and Spring 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Jim Adams & Dave Bracken (UC Davis)
Title: "If Women Ran the World: Evidence that Female Office-Holders De-Escalate Cross-Party Hostility in Western Democracies"

Friday, January 29, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Erik Engstrom (UC Davis)
Title: "​The Politics of Ballot Design"

Friday, February 12, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST)
Presenter: Jacob Montgomery (Washington University in St. Louis)
Title: "Inferring Concepts from Topics: Towards Procedures for Validating Topics as Measures"

Friday, February 19, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Iliyan IlievNahrain Rasho and Brandon Kinne (University of Southern Mississippi and UC Davis)
Title: "Verbal Attacks on ISIS Increased Violence Against Civilians"

Please note the time change: Friday, February 26, 2021 (2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Sam Fuller and Tzu-Ping Liu (UC Davis)
Title: "Progressives, Never-Trumpers, and Brexiteers: Extending Contrastive Principle Component Analysis (cPCA) to Public Opinion Data from the US and UK"

Friday, March 5, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Sara Kazemian and Jeanette Money (UC Davis)
Title: "Social Status and Gendered Pathways to Citizenship"

Friday, March 12, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST)
Presenter: Dorothy Kronick (University of Pennsylvania)
Title: "Selling Deconsolidation: The Rise of Chavismo"

Friday, April 2, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Adrienne Hosek and Lauren Peritz (UC Davis)
Title: "Legislating Globalization: Trade Policy in the US House of Representatives"

Thursday, April 8, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: JD Mussel (UC Davis)
Title: "Consensus or Deadlock at the Last Gate: How Party Systems Shape the Frequency of Constitutional Amendment"
Note: this talk takes place at 12:00 pm PST on a Thursday.

Friday, April 16, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Ben Highton and Sam Collitt (UC Davis)
Title: "African American Macropartisanship"

Friday, Apr 23, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Michael Tesler (UC Irvine)
Title: TBA

Thursday, April 29, 2021 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST)
Presenter: Iain Osgood (University of Michigan)
Title: TBA
Note: this talk takes place at 2:00 pm PST on a Thursday.

Friday, May 7, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Rio Park (UC Davis)
Title: "Role of Self-Reports in the WTO"

Thursday, May 13, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Sarah Prince (UC Davis)
Title: "Social Remittances for Public Services: Can Social Remittances Encourage an Increase in Public Service Provision?"
Note: this talk takes place at 12:00 pm PST on a Thursday.

Friday, May 21, 2021 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST)
Presenter: Anna Harvey (New York University)
Title: "Misdemeanor Prosecution"​