Faculty Leaders:  Zhao Li (Fall) and Patricia Kirkland (Spring)
Meeting Day/Time:  Mondays 12:00-1:20 PM
Location:  127  Corwin

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.

2021-2022 Schedule of Presentations





Year of Study/Purpose


Andrew Mack Incentives for Learning in Repeated Elections   Practice Job Talk
09/13/21 Michael Pomirchy Intra-Party Factions and Accountability in the U.S. Congress   Practice Job Talk
09/20/21 Stephanie Chan

Connected Citizenship: Social Networks and Interracial Differences in Immigrants' Political Participation

  Practice Job Talk
09/27/21 Will Smith Issues, Partisanship, and Valence in Elections   Practice Job Talk
10/04/21 Ben Hammond Interbranch Bargaining and Discretionary Appropriations   Practice Job Talk
10/11/21 Nathan Gibson

The Politics of Presidential Centralization

  Practice Job Talk
10/18/21 Nicole Kliewer The Corporal as Congressional Candidate   Practice Job Talk
10/25/21 Gabe Borelli Issues, groups, or values? Expanding the scope of conservative theory   Practice Job Talk
11/22/21 Roel Bos Legislative Staff  Allocation and Informational Lobbying Ephraim Shimko Draft Prospectus
11/29/21 Alina Dunlap Local Property Qualifications and Public Goods Investment Danny Daneri Draft Prospectus
12/06/21 Anthony Taboni Intercircuit Competition in the Judicial Hierarchy Julian Dean Draft Prospectus
12/13/21 Rob Oldham Events, Crises, and Congressional Policymaking Ben Hammond Draft Prospectus
01/31/22 Derek Wakefield (Virtual)

Evaluating How Latino Political Diversity Affects Responses to Partisan Campaign Appeals

Gabriel Borelli Dissertation chapter
02/07/22 No Seminar      
02/14/22 Sam Simon and William Wen

Extremism in Defense of (USA) Freedom?:
Interest Groups’ Propensity to Compromise in the Context of
Civil Liberties Policymaking


Priming, Learning, and Position Change in Dynamic Panel Models


Rohnin Randles and Anna Houk 591 project
02/21/22 Rohnin Randles Analyzing Trends in Judicial Decision Making Using Random Forests Sam Simon  591 project
02/28/22 Will Schulz Text Analysis Without Texts: Using Catchphrases to Scale Mass Political Speech Eric Manning Dissertation chapter
03/14/22 Claire Willeck Active Civics and Political Interest Will Schulz
Dissertation chapter
03/21/22 Sonya Chen Assimilationists, Invisibilized Minorities, or Coalitional Partners:  Constituting Asian American Identity and Interests in the Era of Stop Asian Hate Stephanie Chan
Dissertation chapter
03/29/22 Will Schulz, Nate Gibson, and Stephanie Chan

"What Would You Say? A Novel Measure of Political Speech"


"The Politics of Presidential Centralization"


"Connected Citizenship: Social Networks and Interracial Differences in Immigrants' Political Participation"

04/04/22 Danny Daneri Corporate influence on Labor and Employment Politics, 1913-2022 Alina Dunlap Dissertation chapter
04/11/22 Sebastian Saling "I Fought the Law and the Law Won" - Scaling Criminal Justice Statutes in US States Anthony Taboni Dissertation chapter
04/18/22 Ephraim Shimko Dynamic Investigations Roel Bos Dissertation chapter
04/25/22 Ryan Bell Being Powerless with Powerful Tendencies Derek Wakefield Dissertation chapter
04/26/22 Anna Houk The Strategic Behavior of Chief Justice Rehnquist: An Application for Synthetic Control Methods Anthony Taboni 591 project
05/02/22 Eric Manning Contemporary Campaign Financing in the United States: Donating Online and Offline Sebastian Saling Dissertation chapter