2021 Lightning Rounds: Emerging Scholars Symposium

APSA is excited to announce the return of Lightning Rounds for the 2021 Annual Meeting. Lightning Rounds are similar to PechaKucha.

Each scholar will have five minutes to present, followed by five minutes of feedback or Q&A. This format provides a structured framework, giving presenters not only an opportunity to share their research at the world’s largest political science meeting, but also an opportunity to develop and enhance research communication skills through a concise presentation.

We encourage participants to also attend other emerging scholar events on Saturday, such as the Graduate School Information Fair and the Graduate Student Happy Hour.

2021 Lightning Rounds

Friday, October 1
10:00 a.m. Research in Five: Graduate Students (Virtual)

Chair: Mary Shiraef, University of Notre Dame
Discussant: Laura Stoker, University of California, Berkeley
Daniela Osorio Michel, Vanderbilt University

Local Economic Effects of Morales’ Legacy in Bolivia

Sina Smid, Copenhagen Business School

Model Credibility in Political Science
Shana Scogin, University of Notre Dame

“Storm Troops” of Populism: Illiberal Civil Society in Law and Justice’s Poland
Katherine Frances Cayton, Cornell University

Understanding Societal Divisions in Post-conflict States
Nimendra Mawalagedara

Water Crisis in Cape Town, South Africa: State and Nonstate Interactions
Shana Scogin, University of Notre Dame;  William Kakenmaster, University of Notre Dame; and Shasta Kaul, University of Notre Dame

Who Talks and Who Does Not? Gender Differences in Everyday Political Talk
Manuel Neumann, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research

Why Limiting Aggressive Policing Led to Decreases in Violence in Rio de Janeiro
Jessie Bullock, Harvard University

Saturday, October 2
6:00 a.m. Research in Five: Undergraduate Students (Virtual)
Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha
Chairs and Discussants: Nancy E. Wright, Pace University – New York City; Rachel Vanderhill, Wofford College

Airstrikes and Rebel Use of Force in the Syrian Civil War

Ramin Farrokhi; Bernadette Catherine Bresee; Emily K. Gade, Emory University

Deudney and International Government: The Philadelphian System At Work
Henry Haynes Thompson

Former Experiences and a Terrorist Leader’s Decision to Recruit Female Members
Kristen Budsberg, University of Georgia; Amanda Murdie, University of Georgia

How Local Structural Conditions Influence Adoption in ICE’s 287(g) Program
Mario Marset, London School of Economics

Machine Learning for Predicting Congressional Environmental Voting Records
Thomas Chen, Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

Major and Authoritarian Personality: Based on a Survey of PKU Undergraduates
Yongkang Tai, The Research Center for Contemporary China, Peking University
Yifan Zhan; Zixuan Liu, Peking University; Mingsen Wang; 辰阳 夏

Popularity Politics: Estimating the Value of the “Social Media Subsidy”
Jasmine Cui, Emory University

The Problem of Power in America
Ivy Flessen, Duke University

10:00 a.m. Research Design (Virtual)

Chair: Ian M. Hartshorn, University of Nevada, Reno
Discussant: Joel R. Campbell, Troy University

Analysis of the Strength of Provincial Identity in China
Jingyuan Cheng

Armed Non State Actors, Taxation, and Coercion and Consent in the Philippines
Tanya Bandula-Irwin, University of Toronto

China’s LGBTQ+ NGOs Go to Market: Striving for Structural Opportunities
Huiru Wang, University of Oxford

The Quality of Citizenship: Identity Contestation & the Reorganization of Power
Sabrina Marasa

The Unsilent Majority: Labor Power in the IMF Loan Conditionality
Dancheng Li

To Listen or Not To Listen: Do government decisions reflect public preferences?
Madeline Schomburg

When Citizens Demand More Censorship — Theory and Evidence from China
Qitong Cao, Stanford University; Yunpeng Bai, Yale University

4:00 p.m. Coffee & Research in Five: Graduate Students
(In-Person – WSCC, Room 620)

Chair & Discussant: Kumar Ramanathan, Northwestern University

An Analysis of the Strength of Provincial Identity in China
Jingyuan Cheng

Informal Housing and Good Citizens in Development
Ying Gao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Local Governments’ Accountability and Public Trust in Nepal
Narayan Aryal, Public Service Commission, Nepal

The Electoral Consequences of Rural Prison Building
Jacob Harris, Cornell University

The Liberal Paradox of Suicide in Prison
Shirley Le Penne, Cornell University

The Urban-Rural Political Trust Gap: Rurality, Trust, and Partisan Support
James Kirk, University of Notre Dame

To Stay or Not to Stay: Understanding Climate Immobility in the United States
Sarah Munoz, University of Montreal

Why Did the United States Facilitate China’s Rise?
Zoltan Feher, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Sunday, October 3
6:00 a.m. Research in Five: Graduate Students (Virtual

Chair & Discussant: Biko Koenig, Franklin & Marshall College

Community Organizing for Affordable Housing and Anti-Displacement Policy
Marisa K Westbrook, University of Colorado Denver

COVID 2020: Analyzing the Pandemic and President Trump’s Re-Election Efforts
Jake Stanton Truscott, University of Georgia

Immigration Attitudes in the US: Economic Outlook and Cultural Threat Perception
Reha Atakan Cetin, University of Florida; Sebastian Tobon Palma, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Effect of Partisan Competition on Tolerance of Election Cheating
Erik Clarke, Ohio State University

The Four Faces of Partisan Affect
Joseph Phillips, Pennsylvania State University

Knowledge Within: Conceptualizing African American Political Knowledge
Jasmine Jackson, Purdue University

We Are Watching: Explaining the US Media’s Selective Attention on World Leaders
Ruilin Lai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology