Junior Americanist Workshop Series
A new virtual workshop for American politics reseach in the pandemic age.
With the cancellation of conferences and seminar series due to COVID-19, we are starting a virtual workshop series, Junior Americanist Workshop Series, to provide an alternative opportunity for junior scholars (ABD grad students, post docs, and any early career 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.
To make sure that participants can review all of the papers in the workshop in advance, we will collect and circulate the papers one week in advance.
JAWS is held on (typically) alternating Wednesdays, 2-4pm Eastern Time.
Misinformation and Misperception: February 17th from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
Computational Text Analysis in American Politics: March 10, 2021 from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET.
Accountability: March 24th from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
Legislative Capacity: April 28th from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
The Attitudes and Influence of Political Elites: May 19th from 2:00PM ET-3:30PM ET
- Presenter: Alexander (Zander) Furnas, The People Think What I Think: False Consensus and Elite Misperception of Public Opinion. (Discussant: Mia Costa)
- Presenter: Laura Moses, Conceptualizing and Identifying Interest Actors. (Discussant: Maggie Macdonald)
JAWS Professional Development Series
This spring we will be holding several of professiomnal development panels in addition to our usual paper series. These will be held at ad-hoc times as speaker availability dictates.
Public Scholarship: February 26th from 3:00-4:00pm ET
Academic Book Publishing: Thursday March 25th 1:00-2:00pm ET
- Panelist: Charles Myers, University of Chicago Press
- Panelist: Nazita Lajevardi, Michigan State University
Academic Journal Publishing: Thursday April 27th 3:00-4:00pm ET
- Panelist: Beth Leech, Co-editor of Interest Groups & Advocacy
- Panelist: Neil Malhotra, Associate Editor, Journal of Politics (2019-2020)
- Panelist: Justin Kirkland, Co-editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly
Trivia: Thursday March 25th 8:00 ET
Trivia: Wednesday May 19th 8:00 ET
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)
Representation: September 30th
Ideology and Partisanship: October 14th
- Presenter: Elliott Ash, “Media slant is contagious” (Discussant: Eunji Kim)
- Presenter: Jon Green, “Belief Systems in Theory and Practice: Evidence from Political Pundits” (Discussant: Hans Noel)
- Presenter: Melissa Baker, “Dispositional Traits and Susceptibility to Political Anxiety” (Discussant: Steve Utych)
- Presenter: E.J. Fagan, “The development of partisan knowledge regimes in the United States” (Discussant: Mike Olson)
Identities in American Politics: November 11th
Legislative Politics: December 2nd
Legislative and Executive Politics: December 16th
Electoral Systems: January 13th