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Emerging Scholars Symposium: Lightning Rounds

APSA is excited to announce the return of the Emerging Scholars Symposium and Lightning Rounds on Saturday, September 17, at the 2022 Annual Meeting. The Emerging Scholars Symposium kicks off with Lightning Rounds, which are similar to PechaKucha, and will have coffee available for all participants. The day concludes with the Graduate Student Happy Hour.

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. Coffee will be available throughout the day for participants.

Many thanks to Cambridge University Press, for sponsoring the Emerging Scholars Symposium, and to Pi Sigma Alpha, for sponsoring the attendance of the the undergraduate students. 

Graduate Student Research: Ideas, Institutions, Coalitions & Movements
September 17, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Palais 522C

Chair: Biko Koening, Franklin & Marshall College
Discussants: Biko Koening, Franklin & Marshall College; Justin Zimmerman, Northwestern University

Designed Like Los Angeles, Developing Like Chicago?
Elena Borzenkova, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Double-edged Effects of Participatory Institutions on Authoritarian Survival
Tongtong Zhang, Stanford University

Evidence from 2020 BLM Protests on Race Relations and Local Ethnic Tensions
Sara Bornstein, The George Washington University

Friends Don’t Talk about Money: The Politics of China’s Anti-dumping Cases
Yajie Wang, Yale University

From System, to Society, to State: Trade Policy Options in the Post-crisis Era
Dancheng Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Cascading Technology Stack: A Multilevel Approach to Effective Deplatforming
Lorcan Neill, George Washington University

The State That Forges Organized Criminal Groups
Ana Paula Pellegrino, Georgetown University

Time Is Money: The Effect of Legislative Professionalization on Time Fundraising
Max Seeley, Illinois State University

Graduate Student Research: Democratic Backsliding, Electoral Systems & Conflict
September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Palais 522C

Chair: David Houston, George Mason University
Discussant: Gabriel Alves Pimenta, University of California, Riverside

Advancing Abortion Justice

Jamie Morgan, Brandeis University

A Relational Theory of Rebel Alliances: Interactions and Levels of Cooperation
Sedef Asli Topal, Washington State University

Casualties, Government’s Partisanship and Culpability, and Incumbent Vote Share
James Dongjin Kim, Texas A&M University

Does Democratic Backsliding Reflect Preferences of Party Electorates?
Daniel Markovits, Columbia University

Partitioning Body and State: Interethnic Conflict on Gender Violence in India
Charitra Shreya Pabbaraju, University of Oxford

The Effect of Courts Fragmentation on Electoral Disputes
Thalia Gerzso, Cornell University


Graduate Student Research: Attitudes, Identities, and Discourse
September 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Palais 522C

Chair: Jennifer Boylan, APSA
Discussant: Jieun Park, University of California, Los Angeles

Do Citizens Know What They Don’t Know?
Olivier Bergeron-Boutin, McGill University and Philippe Chassé, Université de Montréal

Examining the Reintegration of Survivors of CRSV and Changing Public Attitudes
Hatti Sellers, Louisiana State University

Leaving for Good? Exits From iOS and the Realignment of Regional Integration
Kenneth Stiller, University of Oxford

Linking National Identity, Political Rhetoric, and Affective Polarization
Jack Lattimore, Princeton University 

The Individual and Contextual Determinants of Anti-immigrant Attitudes in Europe
Sumeyye Mine Iltekin, University of Delaware

Urban Solidarity Typology: Comparison of Local Responses to the “Refuge Crisis
Gulce Safak Ozdemir, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Undergraduate Student Research
September 17, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Palais 522C

Chair: Philippe Mongrain, McGill University
Discussant: Fernando Feitosa, McGill University

20 Years Later: Failures of American Counterterrorism Policy in the Middle East
Rishab Chatty

Complex Ethnofederalism: Gauging Multiregional & Multigroup Ethnofederal Models
Darren Janz, Duke University

Contraceptive Sabotage as Intimate Partner Violence: Reviving Bodily Autonomy
Anne McDonnell, George Washington University

Dispel Cloud to See Sun: The Warming Relationship between China and North Korea
Shixuan Tang, University of Richmond

The Dynamics of Civic Norms under Pandemic Response: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Yiwen Zhang

The Impact of Descriptive Representation on Participation
Akayla Henson, Murray State University; Brittany Wood, Murray State University

Women’s Descriptive Representation and Public Procurement Policy in Maryland
Emily Thompson, Tufts University

Effect of Anti-corruption Campaigns on Business Activities: Evidence from China
Yuehao Yang, Vanderbilt University

Research Design
September 17, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Palais 522C

Chair & Discussant: Sean Delehanty, APSA

Building Intergroup Trust through Personal Transfers in Post-war Liberia
Joan Barcelo, New York University Abu Dhabi; Sekou Jabateh, New York University – Abu Dhabi

Civil Society Repression for Women’s and Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Julianne Windham, Arizona State University

Do Political Factors Affect South Korean People’s Policy Compliance?
Byungwon Woo, Yonsei University

IPOP: A Dataset of Individual Preferences over Parties throughout Democracies
Samuel Baltz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Fabricio Vasselai, University of Michigan

Rising Losers: The Middle Class, Electoral Politics and Deglobalisation Waves
Dancheng Li

The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Experimental Paradigm of Political Behavior
Ina Kamenova, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Politics of Modern Housing Policy in the United States
Henry Watson, Georgetown University

Trust and Legitimacy in the National Capital Region of India
Shagun Gupta, American University-SIS