Spring Speaker Series

Friday, March 5, 2021 
3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Bottom-up Diffusion of Policy Attention in the American Federal System
Alex Garlick, The College of New Jersey

Discussant: Andrew Karch, University of Minnesota

The Diffusion of Representation: How Interdependence Influences Policy Responsiveness in the American States
Desmond Wallace, Alfred University

Discussant: Christopher Z. Mooney, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Friday, March 19, 2021 
3:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Chutes and Ladders: Understanding Term Limit Differences Through Legislative Careers
Jordan Butcher, Arkansas State University

Discussant: Lynda Powell, University of Rochester

Legislative Professionalism and Influence on Lawmaking
Elizabeth Dorssom, University of Missouri

Discussant: Nancy Martorano Miller, University of Dayton

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Friday, April 9
3:30-5:00 p.m. EST

Institutional Design and Policy Responsiveness in US States
Scott LaCombe, Smith College

Discussant: Nathaniel Birkhead, Kansas State University

The Choices Gubernatorial Candidates Make: Do Visits Lead to Votes?
Austin Trantham, Jacksonville University
Ryan Voris; Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Discussant: Hans J.G. Hassell, Florida State University

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Friday, April 23
3:30-5:00 p.m. EST

Mea Culpa? The Role of Data Collection in Public Officials Acknowledging State-Level Policy Failure
Sarah James, Harvard University

Discussant: Daniel J. Mallinson, Penn State Harrisburg

Pragmatic Motivations behind Convenience Voting Reforms
Isaac Pollert, University of Illinois at Chicago

Discussant: Daniel R. Biggers, University of California, Riverside

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Friday, May 7
3:30-5:00 p.m. EST

A Woman’s Place: Geographic Context and Political Activism in the #MeToo Era
Caroline Carlson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Discussant: Jaclyn Kettler, Boise State University

Tipping the Model Legislation Equilibrium: Assessing the Evolution of Interest Group Model Legislation
Kellen Kane and Rebecca J. Kreitzer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Discussant: Eric Hansen, Loyola University Chicago

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