Week of September 30, 2019

Department of Political Science Bulletin, September 30, 2019

 WELCOME TO AUTUMN QUARTER 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Political Science’s Health & Safety Plan is located on our website. Instructors and Teaching assistants should review “Instructor Information”.  Found at https://www.polisci.washington.edu/sites/polisci/files/documents/forms/instructor_information.pdf

FACULTY GOING ON LEAVE FOR 2019–20 ACADEMIC YEAR:

  • Megan Francis
  • Elizabeth Kier
  • Jonathan Mercer

FACULTY RETURNING FROM LEAVE STATUS:

  • Lance Bennett
  • Jack Turner

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVANCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the following graduate students:

Autumn 2018:
Masters: Jeffrey Grove, Christianna Parr, Grace Reinke, Sebastian Mayer
Winter 2019:
Masters: Hanjie Wang
Final: Elizabeth Chrun, Sarah Dreier
Spring 2019:
Masters: Rutger Ceballos, Ryan Goehrung, Kai Ping Leung
Final: Nora Webb Williams, David Yoo
Summer 2019:
Final: David Lopez

NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Please welcome the following new graduate students:
Sandra Ahmadi, Ian Callison, Jintong Han, Brian Huang, Inhwan Ko, Tao Lin, Nela Mrchkovska, Lucas Owen

GRADUATE STUDENT AND POST-GRADUATE POSITIONS:

Lead TA: Mathieu Dubeau
Writing Center Director: Chelsea Moore

POLITICAL SCIENCE STAFF:

Meera Roy, Director of Academic Services, Smith 215B, 543-9456
Susanne Recordon, Graduate Program Assistant, Smith 215D, 543-1898
Tamara Sollinger, Academic Counselor, Smith 215C, 543-1824
Mark Weitzenkamp, Academic Counselor, Smith 215, 543-1824
Chelsea Moore, Director of PoliSci, LSJ and JSIS Writing Center, Gowen 109B
Stephen Dunne, Senior Computer Specialist, Smith 220C, 616-3896
Andrew Hedden, Associate Director, Center for Labor Studies, Smith M266/268, 543-7946
Yasmin Ahmed, Assistant Director of Student and Community Engagement, 543-7537
Jerry Kohl, Administrative Assistant, Gowen 101, 543-2780
Ling Fu, Fiscal Analyst, Gowen 123, 543-8189
Ann Buscherfeld, Administrator, Gowen 107, 543-2783

FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

John Wilkerson, Chair, Gowen 106, 543-2780. To set up an appointment, please e-mail him at jwilker@uw.edu.
Mark Smith, Associate Chair
Mark Smith, Undergraduate Program Committee Chair
Victor Menaldo, Graduate Program Committee Chair and Graduate Financial Aid Committee Chair
Chris Adolph, Graduate Admissions Committee Chair
Aseem Prakash, Graduate Placement Director

FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Mathieu Dubeau's article "Species-Being for Whom? The Five Faces of Interspecies Oppression" has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Political Theory.

Congratulations to department graduate student alum Hind Ahmed Zaki, whose 2018 dissertation has been selected as co-winner for the 2019 Comparative Democratization Best Fieldwork Award by APSA. The award is fitting recognition for Hind's courageous, diligent, rigorous field research for her PhD thesis, titled "In the Shadow of the State: Gender Contestation and Legal Mobilization in the Context of the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia."  Following post-doctoral positions at Harvard and the Brandeis Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Dr. Ahmed Zaki secured a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, starting this past summer.

The APSA Law and Courts Section Lasting Contribution Prize 2019 (an award which goes to a book 10 years or older that makes a lasting contribution to the field of law and courts) was shared by
UW Phd 1990    Alec Stone Sweet, Governing with Judges
UW Phd 2002    Tamir MoustafaThe Struggle for Constitutional Power

POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

The Center for Environmental Politics presents Deborah Sunter (Tufts University), “Race to Solar: Disparities in Rooftop Photovoltaics Deployment in the United States by Race, Ethnicity, and Income”. Friday, October 4, 2019, 12:00–1:30pm, Gowen Hall room 1A (Olson Room).

The Department of Political Science presents Rose Kapolczynski (President, American Association of Political Consultants) and Glen Bolger (Republican Party political strategist and pollster), “Election 2020: Will the Candidate or the Strategy Win the Day?” Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:30–8:00pm, Gowen Hall, room 301.

The Simpson Center for the Humanities, with co-sponsorship from American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, CHID, English, Geography, Political Science, the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Harry Bridges Labor Center, present Jean Comroff (Harvard University) and Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame), “Neoliberalism and the (Dis)integration of the Political”. Thursday, October 24, 4:00–6:00pm, Communications Building, room 120.

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

The University of Washington Department of Classics presents Emily Greenwood (Yale University) “Thucydides on Diversity, and Vice Versa: Unlikely Dialogues”. Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:30pm, Paccar Hall, room 295. This paper opens up a dialogue between Thucydides’ analysis of ethnic stereotyping in the Atheno-Peloponnesian War and insights from the interdisciplinary field of diversity scholarship. At the heart of this dialogue are questions about the knowledge that is “proper” to individual academic disciplines, how disciplines reproduce themselves, and what it means to do diversity in the contemporary academy.

 

 

 

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