2017-2018

Date

Presenter or Event

Sept. 8, 2017

Professionalization Session:  How to be Successful in Graduate School

Sept. 15, 2017

"Incorporating Diffusion Networks into Models of Public Policy Adoption” with Jeff Harden

Sept. 22, 2017

"Of Love and Hate: A Theory of Negative Party Identification with New Experimental Results" with Nate Sumaktoyo

Sept. 29, 2017

“Judging Books by Their Covers: Perceptions of Candidates” with Mikaila Leyva and Juan Valdez

Oct. 6, 2017

University of Illinois Graduate Student Exchange

Oct. 27, 2017

“Religion and Human Rights: a Metaphorical Gaza Strip” with Center for the Study of Religion and Society visiting scholar, Barbara Walters (CUNY)

Nov. 3, 2017

"Is there a Mighty King in Zion?: LDS Church Influence on State Legislatures in the Mormon Corridor" with Meyer Levy and Amir Sadeh

Nov. 10, 2017

Book launch for Perseverance in the Parish?: Religious Attitudes from a Black Catholic Perspective by Darren Davis and Donald Pope-Davis

External Discussant: Eric McDaniel (University of Texas-Austin)

Nov. 10, 2017

"The Everyday Crusade: American Religious Exceptionalism and Defining American Citizenship" with Eric McDaniel

Dec. 1, 2017

Book launch for More than a Feeling: Personality, Polarization, and the Transformation of the U.S. Congress by Adam Ramey, Jonathan Klingler, and Gary Hollibaugh

Commentators: Matthew Hall and Justin Grimmer (University of Chicago)

Dec. 1, 2017

"Representative-Constituent Communication: The Effect of Identifying Constituents" with Justin Grimmer, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago

Dec. 7, 2017

"Dynamic Women Voters: Race and Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections" with Jane Junn, Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California

Dec. 8, 2017

Book launch for Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America by Carol Hardy-Fanta, Pei-te Lien, Dianne Pinderhughes, and Christine Marie Sierra

Commentators: Christina Wolbrecht and Jane Junn, USC

Feb. 2, 2018

"Antislavery and the Ideological Futility of New Party Movements" with Sam Glaser

Feb. 9, 2018

"Donald Trump and Conflict Extension in American Public Opinion" with Geoff Layman

Feb. 16, 2018

"Performative Partisanship: Investigating the Partisan Gender Gap Among Transgender Individuals" with Meyer Levy, Sid Simpson, and Hannah Wilson

Feb. 23, 2018

“Behind ‘Enemy’ Lines: Congressional Detailees and Executive Branch Influence over Policy Formulation” with Jennifer Selin, University of Missouri

Mar. 2, 2018

"Legislative Constraints on Executive Unilateralism in Separation of Powers Systems" with Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt University

Mar. 23, 2018

Graduate Recruitment Weekend

Apr. 20, 2018

"Legislators as Lobbyists" with Melinda Ritchie, UC-Riverside

Apr. 27, 2018

"Competing Identities, Values, and Preferences: Evangelical Christians in American Politics" with Michelle Margolis, University of Pennsylvania