The UW-Madison American Politics Workshop is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students that meets on select Mondays at noon in 422 North Hall to discuss new and ongoing research projects in American Politics. A typical workshop meeting will include a presentation, discussant comments, and approximately 45 minutes of general discussion. Papers are posted online for reading one week prior to the meeting. The faculty director of APW this year is Barry Burden . Faculty and graduate students wishing to present at the workshop should send an email to graduate student coordinator Christopher Krewson at email@example.com.
Below is the academic year 2017–18 APW schedule. Please consider this a working document because papers and new workshop dates will be added throughout the year.
The American Politics Workshop is grateful for the generosity of the gifts of Department alumni and friends that supports the workshop’s programming.
AY 2017–18 APW Schedule
September 11 — Ruth Bloch Rubin (University of Chicago), “State Preventative Medicine: Public Health, Indian Removal, and the Growth of State Capacity, 1800-1850”, Discussant: Devin Judge-Lord
September 18 — Evan Crawford (UW–Madison), “How Nonpartisan Ballot Design Conceals Partisanship: A Survey Experiment of School Board Members in Two States”
September 25 — Christopher Krewson (UW–Madison), “Save This Honorable Court: Shaping Public Perceptions of the Supreme Court Off the Bench”
October 2 — Regina Wagner (UW–Madison), “Invisible Forces: How Contextual Receptiveness to Women Shapes Women’s Representation in the U.S. Congress”
October 9 — Timothy Werner (University of Texas), “Into the Dark: How Reputation Shapes Corporate Political Activity”, Discussant: Jordan Hsu
October 16 — Daniel Walters (UW–Madison), “Examining Auer’s Incentives: The Limits of Self-Delegation”
October 23 — NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop
October 30 — Tasha Philpot (University of Texas), Discussant: Elizabeth Sawyer
November 13 — Lauren Davenport (Stanford), Discussant: Michael DeCrecenzo
November 27 — Ken Mayer and Mike DeCrescenzo (UW–Madison)
December 8 (FRIDAY, 1:15 PM) — APW participants are invited to attend the Poli Sci 904 seminar with Seth Masket (University of Denver)
December 11 — Gregory Huber (Yale), Discussant: Regina Wagner
January 29 — Ian Turner (Yale University), Joint with Comparative Politics Colloquium and Political Economy Colloquium
February 5 — Ryan Owens (UW–Madison)
February 12 — Philip Rocco (Marquette University)
March 5 — Timothy V. Williams II (UW–Madison)
April 16 — Elizabeth Sawyer (UW–Madison)