The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy Workshops provide an opportunity for Notre Dame faculty and graduate students, as well as occasional visitors, to present in-progress research on American politics and receive input and feedback in a casual setting.

Due to Covid-19 and physical distancing, ALL workshops will be held at 11:30am on Fridays via Zoom. To join us virtually please contact If you have questions or would like to present a paper, please contact

You can browse past workshops here.

Upcoming Events

September 4 When it Pays to Be in Denial: The Role of Deniability in Racial Messaging
Andrew Thompson | University of Notre Dame
September 11 Virtual American Political Science Association annual meeting
September 18 Mis(Informed): What Americans Know About Social Groups and Why it Matters for Politics
Marisa Abrajano | University of California, San Diego
September 25     The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics
Davin Phoenix | University of California, Irvine
October 2 Reason-giving and Information Processing in Deliberative Settings
Christina Ladam | University of Nevada, Reno
October 9 The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination
Meghan Condon | Loyola University Chicago
October 16 University of Illinois | Notre Dame graduate research exchange
October 23 A Century of Votes for Women book launch 
Erin Cassese | University of Delaware
Nancy Burns | University of Michigan
November 6 Professionalization workshop
Brian Fogarty | University of Notre Dame
Mike Keane | Maguire Associates
Lauren Deschamps Keane | Analyst Institute