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PSAC is a workshop of the Cornell Department of Government for research in American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. PSAC seminars feature papers from department graduate students and faculty and from scholars at other universities. These sessions allow students, faculty, and guests to engage in lively debate and discussion on diverse topics from different subfields of political science.

All are welcome. Interested graduate students and faculty in any field are encouraged to join us. The workshop meets virtually by Zoom on most Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:45pm, featuring the presenters listed below.

For questions regarding 2020-2021 PSAC talks, please contact Thalia Gerzso (tg355@cornell.edu).

2020-2021 Schedule

Committee: Sergio Garcia Rios, Sabrina Karim, Bryn Rosenfeld

Fall 2020

Sep 4 - No PSAC

Sep 11 - Darin Self, Cornell University

Sep 18 - Aditi Sahasrabuddhe, Cornell University

Sep 25 - Jacob Swanson, Cornell University

Oct 2 - No PSAC

Oct 9 - Amanda Clayton, Vanderbilt University

Oct 16 - Jennifer Gandhi, Emory University

Oct 23 - LaGina Gause, UC San Diego

Oct 30 - Rupal Mehta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nov 6 - No PSAC

Nov 13 - Jane Junn, University of Southern California

Nov 20 - Kelebogile Zvobgo, University of Southern California, William & Mary

Nov 27 - No PSAC

Dec 4 - Jakana Thomas, Michigan State University

Spring 2021

Feb 12 - Monika Nalepa, University of Chicago

Feb 19 - Yoi Herrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Feb 26 - Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University

Mar 5 - Nadia Brown, Purdue University

Mar 12 - Maya Sen, Harvard University

Mar 19 - Nazita Lajevardi, Michigan State University

Mar 26 - Mara Revkin, Georgetown University

Apr 2 - Wendy Wong, University of Toronto

Apr 9 - Angela Ocampo, University of Michigan

Apr 16 - Charli Carpenter, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Apr 23 - No PSAC

Apr 30 - Risa Brooks, Marquette University

May 7 - Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Stanford University

May 14 - Yanilda Gonzales, Harvard University

PSAC generally begins some time within the first few weeks of classes, but as specified in the schedule above, we skip weeks that conflict with other major departmental events, conferences in the discipline, session breaks, or the last week of classes.