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.

Workshops throughout the academic year are held at noon on Fridays in Jenkins Nanovic Halls (please check schedule for room) with lunch provided for attendees. Exact dates and locations are announced as they become available. If you have questions or would like to present a paper, please contact

You can browse past workshops here.


Presenter or Event

Feb. 1

Book Launch for What Justices Want by Matthew Hall

External Discussants: Lee Epstein (Washington University in St. Louis) and Eileen Braman (Indiana University Bloomington)

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Feb. 8

"The Sting of Defeat: Agrarianism and the Search for a Third-Party Effect" with Sam Glaser

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Feb. 15

"The Resistance as Role Model: Disillusionment and Protest Among American Adolescents After 2016" with Dave Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht

Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Feb. 22

"Invisible Threat: How White Communities Affect White Voters" with Spencer Lindsay

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Mar. 1

Panel: Writing and Responding to Reviews with ND Faculty

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Mar. 8

No Workshop, Spring Break

Mar. 15

No Workshop, Spring Break

Mar. 22

Recruitment Weekend

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Mar. 29

"Seeds of Discontent" with Levi Allen

Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Apr. 5 No Workshop, MPSA

Apr. 12

TBD with Mary Kroeger (University of Rochester)

Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

Apr. 19 No Workshop, Good Friday, Easter Holiday
Apr. 26

"The Differential Origins of Latino Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

Issues" with Amir Sadeh

Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

May 3


Location: B101 Jenkins Nanovic Hall