Soweps-5 DETAILS

Southern Workshop in Empirical Political Science

The fifth Southern Workshop in Empirical Political Science (SoWEPS) will be hosted in person by Rice University on Friday, May 13th from 11am to 4:20 pm CT. We have selected an exciting set of five empirical papers addressing important questions, and a great line-up of discussants and session chairs from all across the South. See the agenda below.


Faculty and graduate students from universities based in the Southeast (broadly defined) are welcome to join. This format works best with a committed group of participants who both give and receive comments throughout the day. Graduate students who participate without presenting will be given priority as presenters in future SoWEPS conferences.

We hope to see many of you on May 13th!

Connor, Jonathan, and Michelle

SoWEPS-5 Organizing Team


SOWEPS-5 PROGRAM – May 13, 2022 (all times CT)

11:00-11:15 CST: Opening remarks and introductions

11:15-12:00 CST: “Budgetary Cooperation in Public Administration” by Jonghoon Lee (TAMU)

Discussant: Sivaram Cheruvu (UT Dallas)

Chair: Jaclyn Kaslovsky (Rice University)

12:05-12:50 CST: “Extractive Conflicts, Protest and Communities” by Andres Sandoval (Tulane)

Discussant: Jae-Hee Jung (University of Houston)

Chair: Jonathan Homola (Rice University)

12:50-1:50 Lunch/Poster Session

1:50-2:35 CST: “Repression, Military Service and Insurrection” by Roya Talibova (Michigan)

Discussant: Renard Sexton (Emory University)

Chair: Songying Fang (Rice University)

2:35-3:20 CST: “Bureaucratic Capacity and Political Favoritism in Public Procurement” by Diego Romero (Duke)

Discussant: Francisco Cantu (University of Houston)

Chair: Jessica Gottlieb (University of Houston)

3:20-3:35 Coffee break

3:35-4:20 CST: “Mass Polarization and Democratic Decline” by Isaac Mehlhaff (UNC)

Discussant: Randy Stevenson (Rice University)

Chair: Allison Archer (University of Houston)