Junior Americanist Workshop Series
A new virtual workshop for American politics reseach in the pandemic age.
The Junior Americanist Workshop Series aims to provide an alternative opportunity for junior scholars (ABD grad students, post docs, and pre-tenure faculty) who study American politics (behavior or institutions) to present and get feedback on their work and to network with other scholars with similar interests.
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The workshop provides the opportunity for junior Americanist scholars to present their work and receive feedback. This term we are experimenting with a variety of formats, but each week will include at minimum two presentations, with individual discussions and questions to follow.
In addition to article-length manuscripts, we also encourage the submission of well-developed pre-analysis plans and research designs. Submissions may be solo-authored or collaborative; if the submission is collaborative, we will give preference to those with junior scholars as coauthors.
We will try to match up discussants with papers based on subject area expertise to the best of our ability.
Please note: We strongly encourage participants to read the presenters’ papers in advance of the session. We will circulate these papers via email at least one week in advance of the session. We will allocate at least 10-15 minutes to audience Q & A after each presentation to provide an opportunity for you to share feedback.
JAWS is held on (typically) alternating Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time.
American political development and race, ethnicity, and politics: October 13, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:30PM ET
- Presenter: Maye Henning, “The Empty Gift: Citizenship, Imperialism, and Political Development in Puerto Rico”
- Presenter: Taylor Mattia, “Resegregated Schools, Racial Attitudes, and Long-Run Partisanship: Evidence for White Backlash”
We will also revive our trivia nights (hosted by Patrick Rickert).
Trivia will start at 8:00 PM ET on October 13, 2021. Come socialize with your friends and members of the JAWS community!
Everything is Terrible and We Are All Going to Die: October 27, 2021 from 3:00PM-4:30PM ET
- Presenter: Matt Motta, “How Right-Leaning Cable News Content Shaped COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy” (Discussant: Jon Green)
- Presenter: Rachel Porter, “Policy Facts or Partisan Friction?: Explaining Political Communication on America’s Opioid Epidemic” (Discussant: Joshua Darr)
Immigration in America: November 10, 2021 from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
- Presenter: Flavio Rogerio Hickel, “Kissing Up and Kicking Down: How ImmigrantResentment Impacts Latinx Support for DonaldTrump and Restrictive Immigration Policies”
- Presenter: Jae Eun Kim, “Examining the Effects of Exclusion on Immigrant Assimilation Efforts during the Chinese Exclusion Era (1882-1943)”
Local Politics: December 1, 2021 from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
- Presenter: Bryant Moy, “Responsiveness in the Patchwork of Local Government”
- Presenter: Kaylyn Jackson Schiff, “Does Citizen Collaboration Impact Government Service Provision? Evidence from SeeClickFix Requests”
Please reach out to any one of the organizing committee with any comments or questions!
- Austin Bussing (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
- Zander Furnas (Northwestern University)
- Christina Ladam (University of Nevada-Reno)
- Josh McCrain (Michigan State University)
- David Miller (Vanderbilt University)
- Rachel Porter (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Previous JAWS programming and presented papers can be viewed here