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 Power and Participation Sonya Chen 3rd year draft prospectus
12/2/2019 Eric Manning Small Donors in American Politics: An Agenda for Examining Prevalence, Preferences, and Effects on Elite Behavior Will Smith 3rd year draft prospectus
12/9/2019 Sebastian Saling Three Research Proposals on Law and Politics Julian Dean 3rd year draft prospectus
1/13/2020 David Ribar How Concerns Over Prestige Influence Americans' Foreign Policy Preferences Nicole Kliewer 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
2/3/2020 Will Schulz A Spiral of Partisanship?  Social Influence & Political Expression Danny Daneri 2nd year 591 paper
2/10/2020 Sonya Chen From Remedial Justice to Diversity:  The Pillars of Support for Affirmative Action Stephanie Chan 2nd year 591 paper
2/17/2020 Danny Daneri Climate Change and American Political Behavior: How Scale, Place, and Identity Affect Americans’ Attitudes toward Climate Policy and Action Michael Pomirchy 2nd year 591 paper
2/24/2020 Julian Dean Litigation and the Politics of Approval Regulation in the United States Sebastian Saling 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/2/2020 Dan Gibbs Individual Accountability, Collective Decision-making Andrew Mack 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/9/2020 Leah Rosenstiel  Congressional Bargaining and the Distribution of Grants Nathan Gibson 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/23/2020 Naijia Liu A Latent Factor Approach to Missing Not at Random Svetlana Kosterina 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
3/31/2020 Nathan Gibson, Michael Kistner, Leah Rosenstiel, William Schulz

Presidential Centralization with Politicization.

Fighting for Majorities? Explaining the Development of Caucus Fundraising in American Legislatures.

Congressional Bargaining and the Distribution of Grants.

 

What Goes With What?
N/A PhD Visit Research Presentation
4/6/2020 Will Smith Issues and Valence in Elections Eric Manning 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/13/2020 Nathan Gibson Presidential Use of Centralization and Politicization Leah Rosenstiel 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/20/2020 Nicole Kliewer The Paradox of Veteran Participation in Congressional Campaigns David Ribar 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
4/27/2020 Michael Kistner Legislating or Electioneering? Electoral Demands and Policy Productivity in the American States Ben Hammond 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/4/2020 Michael Pomirchy A Theory of Intra-Party Factions in the U.S. Congress Gabe Borelli 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/11/2020 Ben Hammond Information and Budgeting Michael Kistner 4th/5th year dissertation chapter
5/18/2020 Andrew Mack Incentives for Learning in Repeated Elections 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