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 |

Current and Past Series


Associate Professor, Howard University
Associate Professor, Penn State


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


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