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Prof. Cindy Kam
Director of Graduate Studies

Office: 343 Commons Center
Tel: (615) 322-4946
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Department of Political Science
Vanderbilt University
PMB 0505
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37212

Fall 2014:

8/19/2014: Claire Abernathy

8/19/2014: Drew Engelhardt

8/19/2014: Steve Utych

Spring 2014 series featured the following talks:

3/12/2014: Jen Selin ''Agency Independence and Compliance with the Law''

3/12/2014: Steve Utych ''Dehumanizing the Cost of War: How Politicians Talk about Death in the Iraq War''

3/12/2014: Mollie Cohen ''Apathy, Political Information, and Invalid Voting''

3/12/2014: Laura Sellers ''The Middle Class, Insecurity, and Democracy in Latin America'' (with Liz Zechmeister and William Young)

3/26/2014: Matt DiLorenzo ''Leader Survival, Natural Disasters, and International Conflict''

3/26/2014: Eelco van der Maat

3/26/2014: Evan Haglund ''Presidential Priorities in the Appointments Process''

Fall 2013 series featured the following talks:

8/20/13: Camille Burge "The Tie that Binds?: Exploring the Roles of Group-Based and Intergroup Emotions in African-American Politics"

8/20/13: Evan Haglund "Help Wanted:  Presidential Prioritization in the Appointments Process"

8/20/13: Mason Moseley "Ballots and Blockades: Political Institutions and the Normalization of Protest in Latin America"

Spring 2013 series featured the following talks:

3/18/13: Brian Faughnan "The Effects of Colombia's National Coffee Federation on Conventional and Unconventional Political Behaviors"

3/18/13: Matthew Layton "Conditional Social Assistance and Civic Citizenship: Policy Feedback in Brazil"

3/18/13: Stephen Utych "Rhetoric about Death in Congressional Speeches"

3/18/13: Camille Burge "The Meaning and Implications of Racial Resentment across the Racial Divide" (with Cindy Kam)

3/18/13: Matthew DiLorenzo "Intergovernmental Organizations, State Socialization, and Domestic Political Change."

3/25/13: Claire Abernathy "Legislative Correspondence Management Practices: Congressional Offices and the Treatment of Constituency Opinion"

3/25/13: Jennifer Selin ''Political Responsiveness and Agency Independence''

3/25/13: Camille Burge "Rally Around Group Identity? Group Response to External Threats" (with Gbemende Johnson)

3/25/13: Eelco Van de Maat "Slipping Leaders and the Dogs of War: Authoritarian Elite Competition and Indiscriminate Violence"

Fall 2012 series featured the following talks:

  • 8/21/12: Daniel Zizumbo, "Missing the Rally: Terrorism and the Rally Round the Flag Effect during the 2004 Spanish Elections"
  • 8/21/12: Margarita Corral, "Electoral Rules and Political Representation in Bolivia"
  • 8/21/12: Scott Limbocker, "Redefining the Third Face of Parties: Multiple Donor Networks in the Invisible Primary Stage of Presidential Nomination Campaigns, 2003-2011"
  • 8/21/12: Steve Rogers, "Accountability in a Federal System"
  • 12/4/12: Camille Burge, ''Talking about Emotions in Politics''
  • 12/4/12: Farhana Loonat, ''The Social Construction of Shame in Rape''
  • 12/4/12: Matthew Layton, ''Municipal versus National Electoral Cycles and Social Assistance Coverage in Brazil, 2004-2011''

Spring 2012 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/26/12: Stephen Utych, "Information Seeking in Close Elections" (with Cindy Kam)
  • 3/26/12: Brian Faughnan, "Substituting the State, The Colombian Coffee Federation's Effect on Democratic Behaviors and Attitudes"
  • 3/26/12: Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga, "The Dark Side of Social Capital: The Interactive Role of Interpersonal Trust and Trust in Law Enforcement as Predictors of Support for Vigilante Justice"
  • 3/12/12: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 3/12/12: Matthew Layton, "Going Hungry, Finding Voice: Food Insecurity and Democratic Politics in Mexico"
  • 3/12/12: Stephen Utych: "Emotional Language in Politics"

Fall 2011 series featured the following talks:

  • 8/19/11: Stacy Clifford, "Cognitive Disability: Developing a Transformative Methodology"
  • 8/19/11: Brielle Harbin, "Joblessness Matters? African American and Latino Relations in the Changing Economic Context"
  • 8/19/11: John Hudak, "Aiding and Abetting the President: Agency Responsiveness to Presidential Electoral Interests"
  • 8/19/11: Gbemende Johnson, "Executive Control and Judicial Deference"
  • 8/19/11: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 8/19/11: Mariana Rodriguez, "Autocracies Can Do It Too: Domestic Institutions and Cooperation by Nondemocracies"
  • 8/19/11: Margarita Corral, "Are Citizens Evenly Represented in Latin America?"
  • 8/19/11: Mason Moseley, "Contentious Clients: Disentangling the Relationship between Patronage Politics and Social Protest"
  • 12/5/11: Matthew Layton, "Political Participation and Policy Feedback in Brazil's Bolsa Familia Program"
  • 12/5/11: Arturo Maldonado, "Shifting Rationales: The Effect of Compulsory Voting Laws on Voter Turnout Decisions"
  • 12/5/11: Mollie Cohen, "Reluctant vs. Content Clients?: Vote Buying in the Americas"

Spring 2011 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/14/11: Anna Carella, "Gendered Development: Thinking Through the Consequences of the Girl Effect"
  • 3/14/11: Brian Faughnan, "Business as Usual during Democratic Change: Corruption in Mexico's Varying Political Environments (with Jonathan Hiskey and Scott Revey)"
  • 3/21/11: John Hudak, "Aiding and Abetting the President: Agency Responsiveness to Presidential Electoral Interests"
  • 3/29/11: Stacy Clifford, "Indispensable Idiocy: Social Contract Theory and Cognitive Disability"
  • 4/8/11: Steve Utych, "The Paradox of Choice in Political Life" (with PSCI 370 Experimental Methods class)
  • 4/8/11: Gbemende Johnson and Jen Selin, "The House as a Stepping Stone to the Senate: Why Do So Few African-American House Members Run?" (with Bruce Oppenheimer)
  • 4/8/11: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 4/8/11: Ted Briggs, "Unequal Digital Representation in Mexico"
  • 4/25/11: Mollie Cohen and Brian Faughnan, "Vote Buying in the Americas" (with Liz Zechmeister)
  • 4/25/11: Alejandro Diaz-Dominguez, "The Conditional Latin American Catholic Involvement in Politics"

Fall 2010 series featured the following talks:

  • 8/27/10: Anna Carella, "Strong Arm or Weak Link? The Effect of State Capacity on Repression after Naming and Shaming" 
  • 11/15/10: Brian Faughnan, "A Legitimate Risk? Corporatism's Effect on Democratic Attitudes in Subnational Colombia"
  • 11/15/10: Becca McBride, "Russia's Commitment to Intercountry Adoption: Child-Flow Network Trends and Treaty Commitment"
  • 11/27/10: Margarita Corral, "Ideological Labels in Latin America"
  • 11/27/10: Alejandro Diaz-Dominguez, "Resurrecting Religion: A Mechanics of Religion's Influence on Political Preferences"
  • 12/13/10: Gbemende Johnson, "Executive Control and Judicial Deference"
  • 12/13/10: Stephen Utych, "Network Connections: The Differential Effects of Network News and Political Blogs on Extreme Issue Opinions"

Spring 2010 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/18/10: Mariana Rodriguez, "The Effect of Perceptions of Crime and Economic Well-being On Chávez's Popularity"
  • 3/18/10: Jason Husser, "Polarized Religion: The Political Sorting of American Churches"
  • 3/25/10: John Hudak, "Presidential Influence Over Federal Grants"
  • 3/25/10: Mason Moseley, "The Normalization of a Contentious Repertoire: The Determinants of Protest Participation in Argentina"
  • 3/31/10: Stacy Clifford, "Indispensable Idiocy: Disability in the Development of John Locke's Thought"
  • 3/31/10: Liz Norell, "Disagreement All Around: The Role of Dissents to Denials of Certiorari"
  • 4/9/10: Jennifer Anderson, "Prime Time Politics: Television News and the Visual Framing of War

Spring 2012 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/26/12: Stephen Utych, "Information Seeking in Close Elections" (with Cindy Kam)
  • 3/26/12: Brian Faughnan, "Substituting the State: The Colombian Coffee Federation's Effect on Democratic Behaviors and Attitudes"
  • 3/26/12: Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga, "The Dark Side of Social Capital: The Interactive Role of Interpersonal Trust and Trust in Law Enforcement as Predictors of Support for Vigilante Justice"
  • 3/12/12: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 3/12/12: Matthew Layton, "Going Hungry, Finding Voice: Food Insecurity and Democratic Politics in Mexico"
  • 3/12/12: Stephen Utych: "Emotional Language in Politics"

Fall 2011 series featured the following talks:

  • 8/19/11: Stacy Clifford, "Cognitive Disability: Developing a Transformative Methodology"
  • 8/19/11: Brielle Harbin, " Joblessness Matters? African American and Latino Relations in the Changing Economic Context"
  • 8/19/11: John Hudak, "Aiding and Abetting the President: Agency Responsiveness to Presidential Electoral Interests"
  • 8/19/11: Gbemende Johnson, "Executive Control and Judicial Deference)
  • 8/19/11: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 8/19/11: Mariana Rodriguez, "Autocracies Can Do It Too: Domestic Institutions and Cooperation by Nondemocracies"
  • 8/19/11: Margarita Corral, "Are Citizens Evenly Represented in Latin America?"
  • 8/19/11: Mason Moseley, "Contentious Clients: Disentangling the Relationship between Patronage Politics and Social Protest"
  • 12/5/11: Matthew Layton, "Political Participation and Policy Feedback in Brazil's Bolsa Familia Program"
  • 12/5/11: Arturo Maldonado, "Shifting Rationales: The Effect of Compulsory Voting Laws on Voter Turnout Decisions"
  • 12/5/11: Mollie Cohen, "Reluctant vs. Content Clients?: Vote Buying in the Americas"

Spring 2011 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/14/11: Anna Carella, "Gendered Development: Thinking Through the Consequences of the Girl Effect"
  • 3/14/11: Brian Faughnan, "Business as Usual during Democratic Change: Corruption in Mexico's Varying Political Environments (with Jonathan Hiskey and Scott Revey)"
  • 3/21/11: John Hudak, "Aiding and Abetting the President: Agency Responsiveness to Presidential Electoral Interests"
  • 3/29/11: Stacy Clifford, "Indispensable Idiocy: Social Contract Theory and Cognitive Disability"
  • 4/8/11: Steve Utych, "The Paradox of Choice in Political Life" (with PSCI 370 Experimental Methods class)
  • 4/8/11: Gbemende Johnson and Jen Selin, "The House as a Stepping Stone to the Senate: Why Do So Few African-American House Members Run?" (with Bruce Oppenheimer)
  • 4/8/11: Becca McBride, "The Coevolution of Child-Flow Networks and Cooperative Behavior: A Network Analysis of Intercountry Adoption"
  • 4/8/11: Ted Briggs, "Unequal Digital Representation in Mexico"
  • 4/25/11: Mollie Cohen and Brian Faughnan, "Vote Buying in the Americas" (with Liz Zechmeister)
  • 4/25/11: Alejandro Diaz-Dominguez, "The Conditional Latin American Catholic Involvement in Politics"

Fall 2010 series featured the following talks:

  • 8/27/10: Anna Carella, "Strong Arm or Weak Link? The Effect of State Capacity on Repression after Naming and Shaming"  
  • 11/15/10: Brian Faughnan, "A Legitimate Risk? Corporatism's Effect on Democratic Attitudes in Subnational Colombia"
  • 11/15/10: Becca McBride, "Russia's Commitment to Intercountry Adoption: Child-Flow Network Trends and Treaty Commitment"
  • 11/27/10: Margarita Corral, "Ideological Labels in Latin America"
  • 11/27/10: Alejandro Diaz-Dominguez, " Resurrecting Religion: A Mechanics of Religion's Influence on Political Preferences"
  • 12/13/10: Gbemende Johnson, "Executive Control and Judicial Deference"
  • 12/13/10: Stephen Utych, "Network Connections: The Differential Effects of Network News and Political Blogs on Extreme Issue Opinions"

Spring 2010 series featured the following talks:

  • 3/18/10: Mariana Rodriguez, "The Effect of Perceptions of Crime and Economic Well-being On Chávez's Popularity"
  • 3/18/10: Jason Husser, "Polarized Religion: The Political Sorting of American Churches"
  • 3/25/10: John Hudak, "Presidential Influence Over Federal Grants"
  • 3/25/10: Mason Moseley, "The Normalization of a Contentious Repertoire: The Determinants of Protest Participation in Argentina"
  • 3/31/10: Stacy Clifford, "Indispensable Idiocy: Disability in the Development of John Locke's Thought"
  • 3/31/10: Liz Norell, "Disagreement All Around: The Role of Dissents to Denials of Certiorari"
  • 4/9/10: Jennifer Anderson, "Prime Time Politics: Television News and the Visual Framing of War
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