CSDP Seminar: Welcome, and Introductions by 2014-2015 CSDP Fellows
This will be the first weekly CSDP seminar of the 2014-2015 academic year. 2014-2015 CSDP fellows will briefly introduce their research agendas:
Marko Klašnja is a PhD Candidate in the Politics Department at New York University. Marko will extend his work on corruption and incumbency disadvantage by using a series of survey experiments in Romania and India;
Claire S. H. Lim is Assistant Professor of Economics at Cornell University. Claire will continue her work on the influence of corporations’ political connections and government institutions on economic outcomes, by pursuing a comprehensive investigation of this issue in the energy industry in the U.S.;
Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin. Talia will be working on a book manuscript that builds on her earlier work studying preferences for likeminded political information, now asking when and how people have productive engagements with views unlike their own.
Sean Westwood is a PhD Candidate in Political Communication at Stanford University. His book, The Impression of Inﬂuence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (with Justin Grimmer and Solomon Messing) is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. Sean writes his own software to provide stimuli in ecologically valid settings (by email and on Facebook), over long periods of time, and outside of survey settings, and conducts survey experiments in which he writes software to embed real information on participants’ actual legislators and present news and information in settings that visually mimic news websites. He will augment experimental results with large-scale computational text analyses and other observational analyses.
Audience: Faculty, fellows, and graduate students only
Location: 300 Wallace Hall
Date/Time: 09/11/14 at 12:00 pm - 09/11/14 at 1:30 pm
Department: Center for Study of Democratic Politics