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 and Past Series


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


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


Northwestern Universty
Loyola Marymount University
Associate Professor, University of Virginia


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


Associate Professor, Penn State
Associate Professor, Howard University