Spring 2021

4/8 -Dan Slater, Professor, University of Michigan

“Populism and the Past: Restoring, Retaining, and Redeeming the Nation”






4/22 -Lachlan McNamee, Assistant Professor, UCLA Political Science

“Unsettled Frontiers: The Rise and Fall of Settler Colonialism”






5/13 -Andrew Schrank, Professor, Brown University

“Consumer Protection and the Contractor State: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Dominican Republic”






5/20 -Egor Lazarev, Assistant Professor, Yale University

“State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya”







5/27 -Jonah Stuart Brundage, Assistant Professor, Michigan University

“Representation and Recognition: State Sovereignty as Performative”







Winter 2021

1/28 -Trevon Logan, Professor, The Ohio State University

“Competition and Discrimination in Public Accommodations: Evidence from the Green Books.” (Paper is co-authored with Lisa Cook, Maggie Jones, and David Rose)






2/11 -Hajar Yazdiha, Assistant Professor, USC

“Don’t Kill the Messenger: Strategic Uses of Collective Memory and the Identity Politics of Cultural Resonance.”






2/25 -Yan Long, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

“Datafying Human Rights? The Enactment and Rejection of Reactivity in Chinese AIDS Activism, 2006-2018.”






3/4 -Ian Grey, Graduate Student, UCLA

“Multilateralism of the Marginal: How the ‘Global South’ Finds its Voice in International Political Deliberations” (co-authored with Jean-Philippe Cointet, Sciences Po)






3/11 -Aruna Ranganathan, Associate Professor, Stanford GSB

“A Class of Their Own: Cultural Capital and the Consent to Appropriation of Occupational Jurisdiction” (co-authored with Joshua Morris Hurwitz)







Fall 2020

10/8 -Amin Ghaziani, Professor, The University of British Columbia

“Why Gayborhoods Matter: The Street Empirics of Urban Sexualities”






10/15 -Anna Skarpelis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

“When Whiteness Fails: Mixed-Race Germans and the Multiple Ontologies of Race in Nazi Germany (1933-1945).”






10/29 -Zophia Edwards, Assistant Professor, Providence College

“Moving the State: Workers, Oil, and Development in Trinidad and Tobago.”






11/5 -Alexandre White, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

“Pricing Pandemics: Necrofinance and the World Bank.”






11/19 -Xiaohong Xu, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

“The Great Separation: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and the Political Origins of Contemporary China in Global Capitalism.”