HSSR Research Lab Schedule

The meeting details are shared with the members of the CES Historical Study of States and Regimes (HSSR) Research Network. If you would like to receive the Zoom information, please contact the HSSR Research Network chair Amal Ahmed at aahmed@umass.edu.

September 22, 2023

Presenter: Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University, Political Science
• “How the Popes Aided the Protestant Reformation”

Discussant: Harris Mylonas, George Washington University, Political Science

Presenter: Magnus Bergli Rasmussen, University of South-Eastern Norway, Political Science
• “To Nip it in the Bud: Democratization and Institutional Safeguards against Redistribution”

Discussant: Ivan Ermakoff, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Sociology

October 20, 2023

Presenter: Cathie Jo Martin, Boston University, Political Science
• “Education for all? Authors, Culture and Education Development in Britain and Denmark (Chapter 2)”

Discussant: Victoria Hattam, New School University, Politics

Presenter: Haris Dajc, University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, History
• “Distortion of historical narratives in Contemporary Serbia: myth of Serbian-Russian friendship and its consequences”

Discussant: Erika Harris, University of Liverpool, Politics

November 17, 2023

Presenter: Carl Strikwerda, Elizabethtown College, History
• “Shifting Mosaic: The Rise and Flaws of a Global World”

Discussant: Steve Hanson, The College of William and Mary, Government

Presenter: Matej Jungwirth, Northwestern University, Political Science
• “Mourning Lost Territory: Moving On, Staying in Place or Reversing the Status Quo?”

Discussant: Volha Charnysh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science

December 15, 2023

Presenter: Robert Lipinski, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations
• “Shifting History. The Long-term Impact of Border Changes on Political and Economic
Development in Europe”

Discussant: Agustin Goenaga, Lund University, Political Science

Presenter: Angie Torres-Beltran, Cornell University, Government
• “The Historical Origins of the Gendered State and its Contemporary Implications: Theory and Evidence from Mexico”

Discussant: Ryan Saylor, University of Tulsa, Political Science

January 19, 2024

Presenter: Erik Bengtsson, Lund University, Department of Economic History
• “The Social Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism Reconsidered: Prussia and Sweden in Comparison”

Discussant: Sheri Berman, Barnard College, Columbia University, Political Science

Presenter: Andreina Thoma, University of St. Gallen, Political Science
• “Female Suffrage and Ideology”

Discussant: Jan Rovny, Sciences Po, Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics

February 16, 2024

Presenter: Yusuf Magiya, New York University Abu Dhabi, Social Science Division
• “Taxation and State Building Under Diversity”

Discussant: David Andersen, Aarhus University, Political Science

Presenter: Corina Snitar, University of Glasgow, Central and East European Studies
• “The Romanian Section of the Comintern”

Discussant: Rudra Sil, University of Pennsylvania, Political Science

March 15, 2024

Presenter: Anna Grutza, Central European University, History
• “Imperial Laboratories of Governance in Disguise: Seeing Through the Grid of Cold War Information Analysis”

Discussant: Marla Stone, Occidental College, History

Presenter: Jason Wittenberg, UC Berkeley, Political Science
• “Logics of Historical Persistence”

Discussant: Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University, Political Science

April 19, 2024

Presenter: Margarida Rodrigues, Northeastern University, Political Science
• “Democratic Gatekeeping”

Discussant: Jeff Kopstein, University of California-Irvine, Political Science

Presenter: Ryan Saylor, University of Tulsa, Political Science
• “Creditor Coalitions and State Formation in Europe”

Discussant: Ali Cirone, Cornell University, Government

May 17, 2024

Presenter: Sebastian Cortesi, Johns Hopkins, Political Science
• “The Violent Road to Proportional Representation: Evidence from late nineteenth century Buenos Aires”

Discussant: Matthias Dilling, Swansea University, Political Science

Presenter: Keonhi Son, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy
• “Left parties’ preference on social policies for women in the western countries, 1900-1960”

Discussant: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico, Political Science