Faculty Leader: Patricia Kirkland
Meeting Day/Time: Mondays, 12:00-1:20 p.m.
Location: 127 Corwin Hall

Papers are posted the Friday afternoon before each presentation.  Members of the department may download them by clicking the presentation title in the table below.

2019-2020 Schedule of Presentations

Date Presenter Topic Discussant Year of Study/Purpose
9/16/2019 Prof. Patricia Kirkland Introduction & Abbreviated Research Presentation N/A Introduction to Seminar
9/23/2019 Korhan Kocak Provoking the Opposition N/A Practice Job Talk
9/30/2019 Svetlana Kosterina Multilateral Bargaining with Collective Proposal Control N/A Practice Job Talk
10/7/2019 Ephraim Shimko Overlapping Jurisdictions in the Executive Branch: An Informational Rationale Dan Gibbs 3rd year draft prospectus
10/14/2019 Chaya Crowder Intersectional Solidarity: The Political Consequences of a Consciousness of Race, Gender and Sexuality N/A Practice Job Talk
10/21/2019 Tom Donnelly The Reconstruction Justices: The Supreme Court, the Republican Party, and the Dynamics of Constitutional Change Derek Wakefield 3rd year draft prospectus
11/04/2019 Stephanie Chan

Creative Citizenship: Immigrants' Incorporation into the Racial Hierarchy and Political Participation

Appendix

Ryan Bell 3rd year draft prospectus
11/11/2019 Derek Wakefield Identity Reactivity: How Democratic Candidates Can Respond to Xenophobic Rhetoric and Mobilize Latino Voters Will Schulz 3rd year draft prospectus
11/18/2019 Gabe Borelli Conservatism and Ideology in the Age of Donald Trump Michael Pomirchy 3rd year draft prospectus
11/25/2019 Ryan Bell   Sonya Chen 3rd year draft prospectus
12/2/2019 Eric Manning   Will Smith 3rd year draft prospectus
12/9/2019 Sebastian Saling   Julian Dean 3rd year draft prospectus
1/13/2020 David Ribar   Nicole Kliewer 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
2/3/2020 Danny Daneri   Naijia Liu 2nd year 591 paper
2/10/2020 Sonya Chen   Stephanie Chan 2nd year 591 paper
2/17/2020 Will Schulz   Danny Daneri 2nd year 591 paper
2/24/2020 Julian Dean Litigation Against Executive Agencies Sebastian Saling 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/2/2020 Dan Gibbs   Andrew Mack 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/9/2020 Leah Rosenstiel    Nathan Gibson 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/23/2020 Naijia Liu   Svetlana Kosterina 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/31/2020   GRAD VISIT DAY    
4/6/2020 Will Smith   Eric Manning 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/13/2020 Nathan Gibson   Leah Rosenstiel 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/20/2020 Nicole Kliewer   David Ribar 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/27/2020 Michael Kistner   Ben Hammond 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/4/2020 Michael Pomirchy   Gabe Borelli 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/11/2020 Ben Hammond   Michael Kistner 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/18/2020 Andrew Mack   Ephraim Shimko 4th/5th year dissertation chapter

2018-2019

Faculty Leader: Ali Valenzuela
Meeting Day/Time: Mondays, 12:00-1:20 p.m.
Location: 127 Corwin Hall

Papers are posted the Friday afternoon before each presentation.  Members of the department may download them by clicking the presentation title in the table below.

2018-2019 Schedule of Presentations

Date Presenter Topic Discussant Year of Study/Purpose
9/17/2018 Jacob Grumbach, CSDP Fellow Interest Group Activists, Party Insiders, and the Polarization of State Legislatures N/A Guest Speaker
9/24/2018 Alexander Kustov Borders of Compassion: Immigration and the Politics of Parochial Altruism N/A Practice Job Talk
10/1/2018 Asya Magazinnik Elective Enforcement: The Politics of Local Immigration Policing N/A Practice Job Talk
10/8/2018 Sepehr Shahshahani The Fact-Law Distinction N/A Practice Job Talk
10/15/2018 Andrew Mack Realignments in Legislative Elections Svetlana Kosterina 3rd year draft prospectus 
10/22/2018 Andrew Proctor Coming Out to Vote N/A 3rd year draft prospectus
11/5/2018 David Ribar The Origins and Impacts of Foreign Policy Preferences Nicole Kliewer 3rd year draft prospectus
11/12/2018 Julian Dean Interest Groups and the Judicial Veto Over Regulations Sebastian Saling 3rd year draft prospectus
11/26/2018 Michael Pomirchy Conditional Responsiveness of State Legislators Will Smith 3rd year draft prospectus
12/3/2018 Naijia Liu Honest Inference with Missing Data Leah Rosenstiel 3rd year draft prospectus
12/10/2018 Leah Rosenstiel Congressional Bargaining and the Distribution of Grants Asya Magazinnik 3rd year draft prospectus
1/21/2019 Ben Hammond Information and Budgeting Nathan Gibson 3rd year draft prospectus
2/11/2019

Stephanie Chan

Derek Wakefield

Racialized Immigrants: Analyzing the Persistent Participation Gap

The Impact of Social Identity and Issue Positions on Latino Candidate Preference

Tanika Raychaudhuri 2nd year 591 paper
2/18/2019

Sebastian Saling

Tom Donnelly

A Bridge Too Far? Closing Large Temporal Gaps in Ideal Point Estimates of the Supreme Court

The Reconstruction Justices: The Supreme Court, The Republican Party, and the Dynamics of Constitutional Change

Julian Dean 2nd year 591 paper
2/25/2019

Ryan Bell

Gabriel Borelli

Beyond Participation: Political Efficacy and Voting Behavior

Misinformation in an Era of Fake News

Naijia Liu 2nd year 591 paper
3/4/2019

Ephraim Shimko

Eric Manning

Bureaucratic Design and Information Extraction

Campaign E-mail Lists: Small-Donor Fundraising as a Representational Constraint?

Michael (Eric) Kistner 2nd year 591 paper
3/11/2019 Tanika Raychaudhuri Socializing Democrats: Examining Asian American Vote Choice with National Surveys Chaya Crowder 4/5th year dissertation chapter
3/26/2019

Andrew Proctor

Tanika Raychaudhuri

Leah Rosenstiel and Ben Hammond

Michael Kistner

Susanne Schwarz

Politics Ph.D. Visit Presentations N/A N/A
4/1/2019 Michael Kistner Does Fundraising Impede Legislative Productivity Eric Manning 4/5th year dissertation chapter
4/8/2019 Svetlana Kosterina Multilateral Bargaining with Collective Proposal Control Andrew Mack 4/5th year dissertation chapter
4/15/2019 Will Smith The Role of Ideology, Messaging, and Valence in Congressional Elections Michael Pomirchy 4/5th year dissertation chapter
4/22/2019 Nathan Gibson Presidential Use of Centralization and Politicization Ben Hammond 4/5th year dissertation chapter
4/29/2019 Nicole Kliewer The Corporal as Congressional Candidate David Ribar 4/5th year dissertation chapter

5/6/2019

Dan Gibbs Accountability and Pandering in Groups Korhan Kocak 4/5th year dissertation chapter
5/13/2019 Chaya Crowder Measuring Intersectional Solidarity: The Political Consequences of a Consciousness of Race, Gender and Sexuality Susanne Schwarz 4/5th year dissertation chapter
5/20/2019 John Chambers Food Safety Regulation Model Andrew Proctor 4/5th year dissertation chapter
5/27/2019 Korhan Kocak Provoking the Opposition Dan Gibbs 4/5th year dissertation chapter