Past Meetings

SoWEPS-4 - Fall 2021, hosted by Clemson and Vanderbilt

Conveners: Peter White (Clemson) and Guillermo Toral (Vanderbilt)

Paper Presenters:

  • Daniela Osorio Michel (Vanderbilt): "Revising Role Congruity Theory: Understanding Bias toward Women Politicians in Latin America"

  • Brandon Merrell (Georgia Tech): "Education for All? The Gender Literacy Gap and the Distribution Effects of World Bank Assistance"

  • Handi (Rita) Li (Emory): "Transparency for Authoritarian Stability: Open Government Information and Contention with Institutions in China"

  • Tanu Kumar (William & Mary): "How the Content of Claims Shapes Government Responsiveness: Theory and Evidence from Mumbai"

SoWEPS-3 - Spring 2021, hosted by the University of Georgia (UGA) and Florida State University (FSU)

Conveners: Mollie Cohen (UGA), Dotan Haim (FSU) and Molly Ariotti (UGA)

Paper Presenters:

  • Lauren Ferry (University of Mississippi) & Cleo O’Brien-Udry (Yale): "Turning the Tables? Aid, Status, and Stability in the International System"

  • Liana Eustacia Reyes (Rice): "Rebel and Incumbent Law: Incompatible Governance Systems and the Intractability of Civil Conflicts"

  • Patrick Pierson (Emory): "Political Assassinations and Voter Participation: Evidence from South Africa"

  • Risa Kitagawa (Northeastern) & Fiona Shen-Bayh (William & Mary): "Framing the International Criminal Court: Tracking Sentiment in African News Media"

SoWEPS-2 - Fall 2020, hosted by Duke University

Conveners: Adriane Fresh (Duke), Rachel Myrick (Duke), Livia Schubiger (Duke)

Paper Presenters:

  • Jan Vogler (UVA): "Pandemics and Political Development:The Electoral Legacy of the Black Death in Germany"

  • Hannah Ridge (Duke): "(Il)liberal Democrats in Egypt"

  • Pearce Edwards (Emory): "Fixing the Past: The Effects of Human Rights Trials on Political Attitudes in Argentina"

  • Eroll Kuhn (UNC): "Do Longer Refugee Journeys Hamper Economic Integration? Evidence from Switzerland's Participation in the European Refugee Relocation Program"

  • Yuko Sato (Tulane/Missouri): "Protest and Polarization: The Case of the 2018 Presidential Election in Brazil"

SoWEPS-1 - Fall 2019, hosted by Emory University

Conveners: Danielle Jung (Emory) and Renard Sexton (Emory)

Paper Presenters:

  • Jeremy Spater (Duke), “Exposure and Preferences: Evidence from Indian Slums.”

  • Yael Zeira (Ole Miss), “The Ethnicization of Syria’s Conflict.”

  • Don Grasse (Emory), “Extractive Institutions and Social Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia”

  • Dean Dulay (Duke), “When Running for Office Runs in the Family”

  • Abbey Heller (Emory), “Public Support for Electoral Reform: The Role of Electoral System Experience”

Poster Presenters:

  • Gong Chen (Georgia State), Umberto Mignozzetti (FGV), Patrick Pierson (Emory), Hannah Ridge (Duke), Miguel Rueda (Emory), Justin Schon (Florida), Jan Vogler (UVA), Jeffrey Ziegler (Emory)