2017 – Stony Brook University

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Visions in Methodology 2017 at Stony Brook University

May 31 to June 2, 2017

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

VIM 2017 Coordinators: Jennifer Jerit and Yanna Krupnikov

2017 Featured Senior Scholars:

Catherine Eckel, Texas A&M

Elizabeth Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University

2017 Research Presentations

Ana Gantman, Princeton University, “Exposure to Justice Diminishes Moral Perception” (co-authored with Jay Van Bavel) (Discussant: Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University)

Allison Harris, Penn State University, “Descriptive Representation and Sentencing Outcomes: The Circuit Court of Cook County, IL” (Discussant: Kelly Rader, Yale University)

Samara Klar, University of Arizona, “Understanding Variation In Ideological Expression” (co-authored with Chris Weber) (Discussant: Nichole Bauer, University of Alabama)

Chryl Laird, Saint Louis University, “An Exploration of Post-Racial Rhetoric’s Influence on Candidate Evaluations.” (co-authored with Julian Wamble) (Discussant: Melissa Sands, Harvard University)

Natalie Letsa, Cornell University, “The Mechanisms of Direct and Indirect Rule: Colonialism and Economic Development 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: Melissa Sands, Harvard University)

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

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) (Discussant: Talbot Andrews, Stony Brook University)

Shawn Ramirez, Emory University, “Strategic Delegates in War: The Effects of Mediators on Violence and Conflict Resolution” (Discussant: Jule Kruger, Michigan State University)

Tesalia Rizzo, MIT, “Breaking the Cycle: How Experiencing Programmatic Claim Making Discourages Clientelism” (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”(co-authored with Mona Morgan Collins) (Discussant: Danielle Thomsen, Syracuse University)

Ariel White, MIT, “Family Matters? Voting Behavior in Households with Criminal Justice Contact” (Discussant: Jennifer Heerwig, Stony Brook University)


VIM 2017 Invited Participants:

  • Elizabeth Connors, Stony Brook University
  • Caitlin Davies, Stony Brook University
  • Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University
  • Jessica Feezell, University of New Mexico
  • Maragret Foster, Duke University
  • Katie Gordon, Stony Brook University
  • Mirya Holman, Tulane University
  • HeeJu Jang, Vanderbilt University
  • Tiffany Joseph, Stony Brook University
  • Jeong Hyun Kim, Washington University in St.Louis
  • Shawna Metzger, National University of Singapore
  • Molly Offer-Westort, Yale University
  • Celia Paris, Loyola University Maryland
  • Nicole Yadon, University of Michigan
  • Sara Yeganeh, Stony Brook University


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