Week of November 2, 2020

Department of Political Science Bulletin, November 2, 2020


Welcome, Alyssa Hall! Alyssa joins our team as our new Administrative Assistant in the Main Office. She starts today, Monday, November 2nd. Please welcome her to the department. Contact info: amh76@uw.edu and 206-543-2780.

UW will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day.

Political Science COVID-19 Prevention Plan is also located on our website. If you come to campus, you are required to review the plan and take the UW General COVID-19 safety training. You must fill out the COVID-19 attestation in Workday on each day you come to campus.


What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part VII:  Tony Gill presented "The Efficient Smoke of Burnt Offerings: Trust & Transaction Costs in the Gifting Economy" at the University of Arizona's Freedom Center Talks on July 9, 2020.  He was joined by his co-author, Michael Thomas (Creighton University).  The poster theme emphasized a Psychedelic Psanta dancing amongst the stars.  For those interested in this talk, I pre-recorded a version of this for my Intro Pol Econ class.  Contact Tony if you want to take a peek.

What I Did on My Summer Vacation, Part VIII: Following the gifting talk, Tony Gill appeared on the Freedom Center Today podcast talking about tipping.

Aseem Prakash and Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) guest edited a symposium for the journal Environmental Politics on "Survey Research in Environmental Politics." A partial list of contributors includes Zorzeta Bakaki (Essex), Eric Lachapelle (Montreal), Daigee Shaw (Taiwan), Michael Tomz (Stanford), Dustin Tingley (Harvard), Endre Tvinnereim (Bergen), and Hugh Ward (Essex). The framing essay, "Survey research in environmental politics: why it is important and what the challenges are," is available here.


2020-21 WISIR Series – Contemporary Race & Politics in the United States: Second Panel, “Race & the 2020 Election”, November 6, 2020, 11:00am-12pm via Zoom. Moderator: Sophia Jordan Wallace (University of Washington).  Panelists: Bernard Fraga (Emory University), Christina Greer (Fordham University), Jane Junn (University of Southern California), Chris Parker (University of Washington). Register here

UWISC presents Ozgur Ozkan (UW-JSIS Ph.D. Candidate), “Officers and Insurgents: Organizational Sources of the Kurdish Underrepresentation in the Turkish Military (1923-2015)”, November 6, 2020, Noon via Zoom. Discussant: Nela Mrchkovska (UW-Political Science graduate student).E-mail uwisc@uw.edu for Zoom link.

Severyns Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics presents Daniel M. Smith (Harvard University) “Destruction from Above: Long-Term Legacies of the Tokyo Air Raids”, Friday, November 20, 2020, 1:30-3:00pm via Zoom. Discussant: Lauren Hwayoung Lee. E-mail Kenya Amano via srscp@uw.edu for Zoom link.

WISIR Brown Bag: Carolyn Dapper (Graduate Student, UW-Political Science) “White Identity and Tolerance for Violence in the South,” Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm via Zoom. Check WISIR website close to event date for Zoom link:  https://depts.washington.edu/wisir/

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