American Politics Seminar

The American Politics Seminar is a year-long speaker series that features leading scholars in American Politics. Invited scholars present cutting-edge research and engage in lively debate with faculty and graduate students. The seminar is made possible partially through a generous grant from the Bankard Fund for Political Economy at the University of Virginia. The Seminar is organized by Justin Kirkland. Papers are generally sent to invitees in the week or so prior to each talk.

Current Series

Srinivas “Chinnu” Parinandi | Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Boulder

Friday, September 10, 2021 12:00 PM |

Richard Burke | PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

Friday, September 17, 2021 10:30 AM |

Sarah Anzia | Associate Professor, University of California - Berkeley

Friday, September 17, 2021 12:00 PM |

Craig Volden | Professor, University of Virginia

Friday, October 15, 2021 10:30 AM |

Patricia Kirkland | Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Friday, January 28, 2022 10:30 AM |

Jonathan Kastellac | Associate Professor, Princeton University

Friday, February 11, 2022 10:30 AM |

Susan Haire | Professor, University of Georgia

Friday, February 25, 2022 10:30 AM |

Christina Kinane | Assistant Professor, Yale University

Friday, March 18, 2022 10:30 AM |

LaGina Gause | Assistant Professor, UCSD

Friday, April 1, 2022 12:30 PM |

Ian Turner | Assistant Professor, Yale University

Friday, April 15, 2022 10:30 AM |

Sharece Thrower | Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

Friday, April 29, 2022 10:30 AM |

Current and Past Series


Associate Professor, Penn State
Associate Professor, Howard University


John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy & Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University
Associate Professor of Political Science, Stony Brook University


Northwestern Universty
Loyola Marymount University
Associate Professor, University of Virginia


Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
University of Southern California
Washington University in St. Louis


Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Associate Professor, Princeton University
Professor, University of Georgia
Assistant Professor, Yale University
Assistant Professor, UCSD
Assistant Professor, Yale University
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University