2017 conference

 Visions in Methodology 2017 at Stony Brook University

 May 31 to June 2, 2017


The 2017 Visions in Methodology (VIM) research workshop will be held at Stony Brook University, May 31 to June 2, 2017.

Participants are expected to arrive at Stony Brook University by 5:00 pm on May 31. The workshop consists of two days of research presentations, and will conclude with a final dinner on the evening of June 2, 2017.

2017 VIM Featured Senior Scholars:

Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M

Elizabeth Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University


2017 Research Presentations:

Ana Gantman, Princeton University,  “Measuring Moral Perception” (co-authored with Jay Van Bavel)

Discussant: Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University

Allison Harris, Princeton University, “Bias and Fairness: The Effects of Racial Diversity among Trial Court Judges”

Discussant: Kelly Rader, Yale University

Samara Klar, University of Arizona, “Individual Resistance to Political Polarization” (co-authored with Chris Weber)

Discussant: Nichole Bauer, University of Alabama

Chryl Laird, Saint Louis University, ““Me” versus “We?”: How African Americans Reconcile Cognitive Dissonance with Expression of Linked Fate”

Discussant: Melissa Sands, Harvard University

Natalie Letsa, Cornell University, “The Effects of the French and British Colonial Heritage on Contemporary Political and Economic Outcomes in Africa” (co-authored with Martha Wilfahrt)

Discussant: Elizabeth Carlson, Penn State University

Lilliana Mason, University of Maryland, “Measuring Political Nostalgia: The Roots, Reasons, and Results of a Politically Consequential Concept”

Discussant: Nichole Bauer, University of Alabama

Pamela McCann, University of Southern California, “Congress and Judicial Review of Agency Actions” (co-authored with Charles Shipan and Yuhua Wang)


Anwesha Mukherjee, University of East Anglia , “That’s the Ticket: Explicit Lottery Randomization and Learning in Tullock Contests” (co-authored with Theodore L. Turocy and Subhasish M. Chowdhury)


Rachel Potter, University of Virginia, “Women, Leadership, and Political Performance in the U.S. Federal Bureaucracy”

Discussant: Danielle Thomsen, Syracuse University

Shawn Ramirez, Emory University, “Temporal Dynamics of Violence and Conflict Resolution as a Multidimensional Hawkes Process”

Discussant: Katherine Sawyer, University of Maryland

Tesalia Rizzo, MIT, “When Clients Exit: Alternatives to Clientelism in Accessing State Services”

Discussant: Elizabeth Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University

Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University, “News and Information in the Mobile Era” (co-authored with Johanna Dunaway)

Discussant: Amber Boydstun, University of California, Davis

Dawn Teele, University of Pennsylvania, “Revisiting the Gender Voting Gap in the Era of Women’s Suffrage”

Discussant; Danielle Thomsen, Syracuse University

Ariel White, MIT, “Locking Up The Vote: Household Spillover Effects of Incarceration”

Discussant: Jennifer Heerwig, Stony Brook University


If you are on the Stony Brook University campus, and are interested in attending these presentations, please contact Yanna Krupnikov (yanna.krupnikov (at) stonybrook.edu).


Sponsored by:

National Science Foundation

On-Campus Activities Sponsored by:

Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Stony Brook University

Center for Behavioral Political Economy, Stony Brook University

Center for Inclusive Education, Stony Brook University

Graduate School, Stony Brook University

Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University