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 open with 10–15 minutes of comments by the paper author followed by an hour of discussion. Papers are posted online for reading one week prior to the meeting. The faculty director of APW this year is Ryan Owens . Faculty and graduate students wishing to present at the workshop should send an email to graduate student coordinator Chris Krewson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the academic year 2016–17 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 2016–17 APW Schedule
January 23 — Gary King (Harvard), “How the Mass Media Activates Public Expression and Influences National Agendas”, joint session with the Political Economy Colloquium
January 30 — Michael Wagner (UW–Madison), “Who Gets Covered? Ideological Extremity and News Coverage of Members of the U.S. Congress”
February 6 — Evan Crawford (UW–Madison), “Informing the Voter: Party Labels, Voter Participation, and Electoral Competition in Local Elections”
February 13 — Christopher Krewson (UW–Madison), “Strategic Sensationalism: Understanding the Use of Emotional Appeals in Supreme Court Opinions”
February 20 — Related event: Ryan Owens (UW–Madison), "The Supreme Court Appointment Process: Is it Time for Reform?" Held in Lubar Commons, 722 Law School. Cosponsored with the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy.
March 6 — Byron Shafer and Regina Wagner (UW–Madison), “Party Structure and Representational Impact: Public Preferences on Social Welfare and Civil Rights”
March 13 — Cindy Kam (Vanderbilt), “Boycotting, Buycotting, and the Psychology of Political Consumerism”
March 20 — Spring break
April 3 — Rourke O'Brien (UW–Madison), “Income Inequality and Tax Policy: Evidence from U.S. States 1980-2010”
April 10 — Daniel Walters (UW–Madison), “Auer’s Incentives”
May 1 — Ryan Owens (UW–Madison), “Revolving Doors, Former Clerks, and the U.S. Supreme Court ” (with Ryan Black)
May 8 — Devin Judge-Lord (UW–Madison), “Budget Justifications and Relational Topic Modeling”
September 12 — Organizational Meeting
October 3 — Regina Wagner (UW–Madison), “Who Represents Women? A Look at Congress”
October 10 — Barry Burden and Michael DeCrescenzo (UW–Madison), “Mobilization, Persuasion, and the Partisan Fallout of the Gender Gap in U.S. Voting”
October 17 — Jack Edelson (UW–Madison), “I’m (Not) With Stupid: Do Extreme Candidates Help (or Hurt) Their Parties?”
October 24 — Sara Benesh (UW-Milwaukee), “Advisors to Elites: Untangling Their Effect”
October 31 — Ryan Black (Michigan State), “Personality and Bargaining: How Justices’ Personalities Influence Opinion Bargaining”
November 10 (THURSDAY) — Sean Gailmard (UC Berkley), “Building a New Imperial State: Agency Problems and Separation of Powers in English North America”, Joint with CPC/PEC
November 14 — Election debriefing with Molly Beck (Wisconsin State Journal), Charles Franklin (Marquette), Bill Glauber (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), and Greg Neumann (WKOW)
November 21 — Hong Min Park (UW-Milwaukee), “The Impact of the Tea Party Movement on Minority Political Interests in the U.S. Congress”
November 28 — Thanksgiving weekend
December 5 — Adam Bonica (Stanford), “Why Are There So Many Lawyers in Congress?”