Our Brown Bag Series consists of discussions of work in progress by University of Washington graduate students and faculty.

Current Academic Year Brown Bag Schedule (2020-2021)

Friday, November 20th, 1:30-2:30p.m.

Carolyn Dapper, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “White Identity and Tolerance for Violence in the South”

Via Zoom due to COVID-19

Friday, February 5, 1:30-2:30p.m.

Becca Thorpe, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. Title TBD

Via Zoom due to COVID-19

Friday, March 12th, 1:30-2:30p.m.

Chip Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. Title TBD

Via Zoom due to COVID-19

Previous Brown Bags

Winter 2020

Friday, March 6th, 12:00-1:00p.m.

Dennis Young, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Space of Control : Immigrant Detention, Racial Capitalism, and the Carceral State”

Via Zoom due to COVID-19

Thursday, February 13th, 12:00-1:00p.m.

Jake Grumbach, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Explaining Dynamics in Subnational Democracy”

Gowen1A. Pizza served.

Thursday, January23rd, 12:00-1:00p.m.

Grace Reinke, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Investigating Social Reproduction as a Theory of Political Resistance”

Gowen1A. Pizza served.

Spring 2017

Monday, April 24, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Ellen Ahlness, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Within Our Borders: Indigenous Internationalization and State Repression.”

Discussant: Jack Turner, Associate Professor of Political Science and WISIR Director, University of Washington

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

Winter 2016

Monday, February 22, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Paige Sechrest, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Salt in the Wound: Race and the Stigmatization of Need in International Relations.”

Discussant: Christopher S. Parker, Associate Professor of Political Science and WISIR Field Director for the Social Science of Race and Inequality, University of Washington.

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

Spring 2016

Monday, April 4, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Sean Butorac, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Democratic Love: Confronting America’s Racial Nightmare.”

Discussant: Jamie Mayerfeld, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington, and author of the forthcoming The Promise of Human Rights: Constitutional Government, Democratic Legitimacy, and International Law (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2016).

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

Monday, May 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

José Ochoa, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Is Brown the New Green? The Effects of Ethnicity and Group Consciousness on Environmental Preferences.”

Discussant: José Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor and Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies, and Member of WISIR Advisory Committee, University of Washington.

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

Winter 2017

Monday, February 13, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Andreu Casas and Nora Webb Williams, Graduate Students, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “Images that Matter: Online Protests and the Mobilizing Role of Pictures” (The central case study is Black Lives Matter).

Discussant: Rebecca Thorpe, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Member of WISIR Advisory Committee, University of Washington.

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.

Monday, March 6, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Seth Trenchard, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. “‘This Wild and Diabolical Carnival of Blood’: Spectacle Lynching in the Postbellum American South.”

Discussant: Jeanne Morefield, Professor of Politics, Whitman College, and author of Empires without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Smith 40A. Coffee and cookies served.