Week of May 20, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, May 20, 2019

The Department of Political Science annual end-of-year reception, celebrating graduate student awards and other departmental accomplishments over the past academic year, will be on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 4:00–6:00pm in the Colleen Room of the University of Washington Club. Beverages and appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 30th!


Ellen Ahlness presented her paper, "Saying What They Should: Environmental Discourses in Norway and Sweden" at the 2019 Society for Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference in Madison, Wisconsin, where she also received the Aurora Borealis paper prize for her 2018 presentation.

Scott Lemieux published two opinion pieces, one at Vox: “Yes, Roe Really Is in Trouble”, and one at City & State:  “New York Will Get Trump’s Tax Returns”. There was also a discussion of the paper he presented with Julia Azari  ("The Long Disjunction: Trump And Obama In Political Time") at WPSA, by Tom Edsall in the New York Times: “The Fight over How Trump Fits in with the Other 44 Presidents”.

Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. "Why Did India’s Devastating Cyclone Fani Kill only 40 People – Not 10,000? Thank Democracy and Technology." Washington Post/Monkey Cage, May 17, 2019.


There are several Bridges Center events coming up soon. More information can be found on their events calendar:  https://labor.washington.edu/research/events

  • Labor Studies Workshare: "Challenging Border Confinement: Organized Labor, the Chicano Movement, and the Transborder Politics of Farmworker Healthcare" with Michael Aguirre, PhD Candidate, UW History. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm, Smith Hall (SMI) Room 306.
  • Labor Studies Workshare: "Sexual Orientation and Earnings in Japan" with Daiki Hiramori, UW Sociology. Friday, May 23, 2019, 12:30–2:00pm, Smith Hall (SMI) Room 306
  • Labor Studies Workshare: "Inside the Velvet Sweatshop: Paradigms and Paradoxes of High-Tech Labor," with Margaret O'Mara, Professor, UW History. Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 12pm–1:30pm, Smith Hall (SMI) Room 306

 The Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics. Timothy Frye (Columbia University), "Vote Brokers, Clientelist Appeals, and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Russia and Venezuela", Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1-A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium. Aimée Fox (King's College London): “A Race against the Clock. Innovation, Learning, and the Politics of Command in the British Army: Then and Now”. Discussant: Shihao Han (UW Ph.D. student). Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00–1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).


The Department of American Ethnic Studies presents UW Professor Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, reading from her new book, Daily Labors: Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2:30–4:00pm, Communications room 202. Reception to follow.



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