2018 – Ohio State University


Program | Participants

The tenth meeting of the Visions in Methodology conference will be held at The Ohio State University on May 7-9, 2018. Participants should plan to arrive in Columbus by Monday, May 7, 2018, at 5pm and depart the morning of May 10.

Papers should be emailed to 2018@visionsinmethodology.org by Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2359 EDT.

For any other questions, please also email us at 2018@visionsinmethodology.org.

Hosts: Janet Box-Steffensmeier (OSU), Shawna Metzger (NUS), Women in Political Science (OSU)
Distinguished Senior Scholars: Judith D. Singer (Harvard), Jennifer N. Victor (George Mason)
Program Committee: Amber Boydstun (chair, UC Davis), Amy Liu (UT Austin), Corrine McConnaughy (GWU), Katherine Ognyanova (Rutgers), Jane Lawrence Sumner (Minnesota)

Preliminary Program

Last updated: April 24

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Tuesday, May 8


Minnie Minhyung Joo, Penn State University, “Bayesian Survival Models for Misclassified Event-Failure” (coauthored with Bomin Kim, Benjamin E. Bagozzi, and Bumba Mukherjee)
Discussant: Elizabeth Menninga, University of Iowa

Kristine Kay, UC Berkeley, “Testing Experimental Manipulations of Racial Identification”
Discussant: Sara Watson, The Ohio State University

Nahomi Ichino, University of Michigan, “Nonlinear Difference-in-Differences and Difference-in-Difference-in-Differences with Placebo and Surrogate Outcomes” (coauthored with Adam Glynn)
Discussant: Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University, “Do Interviewer’s Unobserved Attitudes Shape Reporting of Religiously-Sensitive Response? Evidence from Morocco and Tunisia”
Discussant: Amy Erica Smith, Iowa State University

Inken von Borzyskowski, Florida State University, “Machine vs. Hand: Geocoding Sub-Saharan African Survey Data” (coauthored with Patrick Kuhn)
Discussant: Suzanna Linn, Penn State University

Yijyun Lin, University of Nevada, Reno, “Identifying Impacts of Climate Change on Social Conflicts”
Discussant: Amy H. Liu, UT Austin

Elena Labzina, Washington University in St. Louis, “Boosted Decision Tree Model for Political Analysis: Using Machine Learning to Assess the Anonymous Campaign against Islamic Extremists on Twitter”
Discussant: Ines Levin, UC Irvine

Margaret Foster, Duke University, “Over Pressure: Grassroots-Driven Transformation of (Militant) Organizations”
Discussant: Aisha E. Bradshaw, The Ohio State University

Wednesday, May 9


Alison Craig, UT Austin, “Running from Washington: Policy Collaboration as Symbolic Representation”
Discussant: Jennifer N. Victor, George Mason University

Kelsey Shoub, UNC-Chapel Hill, “Tracing & Identifying Arguments in Congressional Policy Debates”
Discussant: Corrine McConnaughy, George Washington University

Maricruz Osorio, UC Riverside, “A Smarter Twitter: Twitter Word and Sentiment Analysis for Understanding Political Socialization” (coauthored with Stephanie DeMora)
Discussant: Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, University of Gothenburg

Sarah Hunter, University of Georgia, “Donor-Recipient Relations and the Choice of Aid Bypass Delivery”
Discussant: Jamila Glover, Old Dominion University

Fiona Shen-Bayh, UC Berkeley, “Political Jurisdiction in Post-Autocratic Courts: A Topic Model Approach”
Discussant: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, University of Iowa

Tatiana Gelvez, University of Essex, “Mayor-Council Relations and Spending Performance: Evidence from Colombian Municipalities”
Discussant: Zeynep Somer-Topcu, UT Austin

Ines Levin, UC Irvine, “Activism by Degrees: Identifying and Explaining Participatory Styles”
Discussant: Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Professional Development Session Leaders


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Preliminary Participant List

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  • Sahar Abi-Hassan, Graduate Student, Boston University
  • Therese Anders, Graduate Student, University of Southern California
  • Lindsay Benstead, Associate Professor, Portland State University
  • Rachel Blum, Assistant Professor, Miami University (OH)
  • Inken von Borzyskowski, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
  • Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Aisha E. Bradshaw, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Tiffany Chu, Graduate Student, University of Arizona
  • Alison Craig, Assistant Professor, UT Austin
  • Yaoyao Dai, Graduate Student, Penn State University
  • Maggie Deichert, Graduate Student, Vanderbilt University
  • Margaret Foster, Graduate Student, Duke University
  • Liwu Gan, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Tatiana Gelvez, Graduate Student, University of Essex
  • Jamila Glover, Postdoctoral Researcher, Old Dominion University
  • Kara Hooser, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Sarah Hunter, Graduate Student, University of Georgia
  • Nahomi Ichino, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Minnie Minhyung Joo, Graduate Student, Penn State University
  • Kristine Kay, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
  • Eunji Kim, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
  • Elena Labzina, Graduate Student, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ines Levin, Assistant Professor, UC Irvine
  • Yijyun Lin, Graduate Student, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Suzanna Linn, Professor, Penn State University
  • Amy H. Liu, Associate Professor, UT Austin
  • Corrine McConnaughy, Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Margaret Mcweeney, Graduate Student, University of Maryland
  • Elizabeth Menninga, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
  • Shawna K. Metzger, Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore
  • Anna Meyerrose, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Professor, University of Iowa
  • Laura Moses, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Maricruz Osorio, Graduate Student, UC Riverside
  • Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg
  • Barbara Roth, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
  • Fiona Shen-Bayh, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley
  • Kelsey Shoub, Graduate Student, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Judith D. Singer, Professor, Harvard University
  • Amy Erica Smith, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Assistant Professor, UT Austin
  • Caroline Tolbert, Professor, University of Iowa
  • Jennifer N. Victor, Associate Professor, George Mason University
  • Sara Watson, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Carly Wayne, Graduate Student, University of Michigan
  • Mikaela Westhoff, Graduate Student, Penn State University
  • Kay N. Wolf, Professor, The Ohio State University

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