RAC Workshop

The Research in American & Comparative (RAC) politics workshop serves as a forum for the presentation of research by faculty and graduate students in American and comparative politics.  For graduate students, RAC is also an opportunity to hear and present practice job talks, dissertation chapters, and conference papers and to learn about professional engagement via formal discussion duties.

Organizers: Dino Christenson & David Glick

RAC will be held at the time, date and location noted below. Papers will be available prior to the presentation on this page by clicking on the topic title below.

Date Time Location Speaker Topic
Oct 3 Noon 312 B Maya Sen & Matthew Blackwell (Harvard) The Political Legacy of American Slavery
Oct 10 Noon 312 B Robert Huckfeldt (UC Davis) Disproportional Influence: Experts, Activists, and the Creation of Public Opinion
Oct 24 Noon 312 B Timothy Werner (UT Austin) Blacklisted Benefactors: The Political Contestation of Non-Market Strategy
Nov 14 Noon 312 B Devin Caughey (MIT) Representation without Parties: Reconsidering the One-Party South
Mar 20 3:30pm 312 B William Mayer (Northeastern) The Presidential Selection Process
Mar 27 Noon 312 B Alisha Holland (Harvard) Voting for Forbearance: The Politics of Informal Redistribution in Latin America
Apr 10 Noon 312 B Andrew Hall (Harvard) The Candidate Supply: How the Costs and Benefits of Running for Office Shape the Political Process
Apr 24 2:00 312 B Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro (Brown) Can Citizens Discern? Information Credibility, Political Sophistication, and the Punishment of Corruption in Brazil
May 1 Noon 312 B Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Pomona) Culture Warrior, Esquire: Understanding New Christian Right Law Schools and Legal Training Programs

RAC welcomes colleagues and students from the greater Boston University academic community at all our workshops. Please join us for the events scheduled above.

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For a list of previous RAC presentations, please visit the RAC Archive.