Conference Envisions New Methods in Political Scholarship

A political science conference, Visions in Methodology 2016, brought researchers from across the country to UC Davis earlier this month with the goal of supporting women who study political methodology.

An article in the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences online journal gives highlights of some of the talks at the May 17–18 event, which was hosted by the UC Davis and UC Merced political science departments:

  • “Crafting a Broad Appeal: Audiences and Collaborators in the U.S. House of Representatives,” by Alison Craig, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Ohio University
  • “The Constraining Power of the Purse: Executive Discretion and Legislative Appropriations,” by Sharece Thrower, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh
  • “Party Organizations and Party-Candidate Congruence,” by Georgia Kernell, assistant professor of communication studies at UCLA
  • “The Limits of Causal Inference,” by Tess Wise, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University