American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop

The American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop is focused on political behavior broadly considered and invites speakers from a range of social science fields.  The series is sponsored by the ISPS Center for the Study of American Politics and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with support from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund.

The workshop meets on selected Fridays from 12:00-1:15 p.m.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshop sessions will be held virtually on Zoom.

This virtual workshop is open to the Yale community only. To receive Zoom information, you must subscribe to the American & Comparative Political Behavior Workshop at the link below:


Faculty Organizers: Isabela Mares and Alan Gerber, Professors in the Department of Political Science

Graduate Student Coordinator: Jack Greenberg, Department of Political Science

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Fall 2020 Schedule

date speaker and title
SEP 11 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Government, University of Texas at Austin
“Message Distortion as a Campaign Strategy: Does Rival Party Distortion of Focal Party Position Affect Voters?”
SEP 18 Omar Wasow, Politics, Princeton University
Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Media, Public Opinion and Voting
OCT 16 Peter Buisseret, Government, Harvard University
“Pandora’s Ballot Box: Electoral Politics of Referendums”
OCT 23 Sergi Pardos-Prado, Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow
“Immigration, Fiscal Burden, and Preferences for Spending”
OCT 30 Eunji Kim, Political Science, Vanderbilt University
Entertaining Beliefs in Economic Mobility
NOV 6 Markus Wagner, Government, University of Vienna
“Out-group Threat and Hate Crimes against Immigrants: Evidence of Local Intergroup Conflict Dynamics” LINK TO RELATED PAPER
NOV 13*
Florian Foos, Political Behavior/Government, London School of Economics
“Progressive Campaigns, Social Media Ads and Young Voters”
*Postponed to February 26, 2021

Charles Crabtree, Government, Dartmouth College
“Racial Discrimination Against Blacks in the United States”

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