EACH YEAR, THE GRADUATE FELLOWS OF THE ANDREA MITCHELL CENTER invite graduate students from universities throughout the region to present their work-in-progress to a critical but supportive audience. The topics are not linked to an annual theme, but each session includes two papers that are thematically linked. Sessions in the past have been devoted to issues of democracy, constitutionalism, and citizenship, including surveillance, technocracy, migration, race, social rights, empire building, party politics, education, the carceral state, and many more. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public are encouraged to read the papers and attend the workshops to participate in lively academic discussions. Graduate workshops convene once a month, usually on a Wednesday at lunchtime. Food is provided.
Katherine Culver (UPenn Dept. of Anthropology)
Transnational Rule-of-Law Talk and Democratic Devolution in Contemporary Cambodia (PDF)
Irina Soboleva (Columbia Dept. of Political Science)
Straight to Action: The Effect of Individual Empowerment on Democratic Consolidation (PDF)
Raven Brown (New School Public and Urban Policy)
Inequality During the Era of Democracy: Institutional and Economic Conflicts in the Post-Apartheid State (PDF)
Hala Habib (New School Dept. of Anthropology)
Between States of Matter: Kabul and Its Concrete Problem (DOC)
Angus McLeod (Penn Dept. of History)
Redeeming Schools: Public Education in Post Civil-War Texas (PDF)
Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the U.S. (PDF)
Co-authored with Milan W. Svolik
Sushmita Sircar (NYU Dept. of English)
Military Cosmopolitanism and Romantic Indigeneity: Crafting Claims to Statehood in India’s North-Eastern Frontier (PDF)
Camille Saurez (Penn History)
"Contesting California: Race, Law, and Resistance in California, 1850 - 1860"
Ximena Benavides (Yale Law)
"The Painful Rationing: Austerity, Inequality, and Health in Puerto Rico"
"To Be or Not to Be: Diasporic Foreign Policy Interest Group Formation in the United States"
Tanika Raychaudhuri (Department of Politics, Princeton University)
"The College Experience and Asian American Political Socialization"
Katie Rader (Penn Political Science)
"Reframing the Ideology of Civil Rights: Early Twentieth Century Debates over Employment Policy"
Jaime Sanchez (Princeton University Department of History)
“'What are We?': Latino Politics, Identity, and Memory in the 1983 Chicago Mayoral Election"
Tim Lundy (Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature)
"Ordinary Subjects of Tyranny: Practical Constitutionalism and Public Judgment in the Political Thought of George Buchanan"
Shany Winder (Fordham University Law School)
“Policymaking Powers of the U.S. Executive Branch”
Chelsea Chamberlain (Penn Department of History)
"The Myth of Human Equality: Intelligence Testing and Exceptional Children, 1900-1930"
Ana Klimchynskaya (Penn Comparative Literature)
"Fictions of Equality: Science Fiction and the Technological Challenge to Democracy"
Kristen Collins (Georgetown University Political Science)
"Eager to Look: Anxiety of Being Seen Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments"
Kelsey Norris (Penn Department of History)
"The Humanitarian Dimensions of Soviet Propaganda and State Surveillance: Reuniting War-torn Soviet Families in the War-Devastated USSR"
Talia Shalev (CUNY Graduate Center)
"Imagining Equality without Protection in the Era of the ERA"
Dylan Yaeger (Fordham Law School)
"The Difference Dilemma in Masculinity Studies: The Creation of Gender Categories in Antidiscrimination Law"
Aaron Shapiro (Annenberg School for Communications)
"Performance and Performativity in Predictive Policing"
Hao Jun Tam (Penn Dept. of English)
"Diasporic South Vietnam: Pacifist Nationalism and Its Militant Shadow in Ly Tho Ho’s Novel Sequence"
Sarah Khan (Columbia University, Political Science)
“Personal is Political: Prospects for Women’s Substantive Representation in Pakistan”
Joseph Wuest (University of Pennsylvania, Political Science)
“’Why is My Child Gay?’: PFLAG and the Origins of the ‘Born This Way’ Gay Political Identity”
Rob Goodman (Columbia University, Political Science)
"Say Everything: Frank Speech and the Characters of Style in Demosthenes"
Brian Palmiter (Harvard University, Government)
"The Architecture of Impeachment: Making Impeachment 'Political in the Right Way'"
Katharine Jackson, Columbia University Political Science
"Excavating the Corporate Person: The Autonomy Rights of Big Business"
Averill Leslie, University of Chicago Dept. of Anthropology
"Town Meetings Are Not Direct Democracy: Representative Democracy as Participatory Democracy"
John Remensperger (University of Pennsylvania, Communication)
"From Democratic Practice to Protest: The California Bernie Sanders Delegation"
Tom Waters (City University of New York, Political Science)
"Grassroots Expertise at a New York City Community Board"
Lillian Frost (George Washington University, Political Science)
"Unequal Citizens: State Resistance to Removing Discrimination toward Women from Nationality Laws"
Will Levine (University of Chicago, Political Science)
"Heinrich Heine and The Young Hegelians on Popular Agency, Social Transformation, and 'The Beautiful Error of an Ideal Future'"
Dalaina Heiberg (University of Chicago, Political Science)
"Canadian Liberal Sovereignty through Territorial Federalism: Illustrations from Francophone and Doukhobor History"
Tina Irvine (University of Pennsylvania, History)
“'The Mountain Problem Solved in One Generation': Alice Lloyd’s Eugenic Settlement Program and the Cultivation of Citizenship in the Mountains"
Rajgopal Saikumar (New York University, English)
"Jurisdictional Crisis in the Kashmir Novel"
Zachary Smith (Penn Political Science)
"Electoral Reform in the Middle East: Rising Parties and Elite Action in Israel and Jordan"
Shom Mazumder (Harvard University, Government)
"The Slave Order in American Political Development: Evidence from the New Deal Era"
Nick Millman (University of Pennsylvania, English)
"Fitful Transitions: Memory Museums and Transitional Justice in Peru"
Local and International Courts
Guillermo Garcia (Harvard Law)
“The Political Effects of Centralizing the Defense of the State in One Branch"
Aniruddha Jairam (Penn Political Science)
"'The Law May Not Be Real, But the Lathi [Big Stick] Is': Dispute Resolution and State Capacity in an Indian District Court"
The Politics of Economic Transformation
Yakov Feygin (Penn History)
"From Economic Reform to A Crisis of Power: Institutional Change, Inflation, and the Collapse of the Soviet Fiscal State, 1986-1991"
Roberto Saba (Penn History)
“The Spirit of Enterprise: American Entrepreneurs in Brazil of the 1860s"
Consent, Liberty, and the Defense of Democracy
Beth Henzel (Rutgers University Philosophy)
“Constructive 'Consent': A Dangerous Fiction"
Tom Leavitt (Columbia University Political Science)
"Rational Decision Theory and Its Implications for Normative Defenses of Democracy"
Political Language and Social Movements: Claiming Power on the Left and Right
Hadas Aron (Columbia University Political Science)
“Intimate Rivals or Enemies of the State: Responses to the Populist Far Right in Hungary"
James Morone (Penn Political Science)
“Community-Based Organizations, and the Reconstruction of Policy Frameworks During Political Crises"
Race-making, Labor, and Capitalism in Modern America
Minju Bae (History, Temple University)
“No More Phoney Contracts': Organizing Chinese-Restaurant Labor in 1980s New York"
Carly Regina (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
“Labor Market Segmentation and the Production of Ethnicity and Race Ideologies in Arizona Copper: Ethnic and racial group-making and the construction of tractable workforces"
Drawing National Boundaries: Citizenship on the Margins
Dannah Dennis (Anthropology, University of Virginia)
“In the Name of the Mother: Gendered and Regional Exclusions in Nepali Citizenship"
Beth Wellman (Political Science, Yale University)
“Does Citizenship Travel? Diaspora Voting Rights in Africa"
Social Protections and the State
Daniel Platt (American Studies, Brown University)
“From Contract to Status: Property Exemption in Nineteenth-Century American Law"
Tesalia Rizzo (Political Science, MIT)
"How the Experience of a Programmatic State Discourages Clientelism"
Constitution Making and Un-Making: Democratic Reform, Past and Present
Robinson Woodward-Burns (Political Science, UPenn): “Experience Must Be Our Only Guide: Constitutional Decentralization and Instability at the American Founding”
Jan Smolenski (Politics, The New School): “Semi-Federalism, Multi-Stage Constituent Process, and Diffused Popular Sovereignty: The Principles and Implications of the Making of 1780 Constitution in Massachusetts”
Saving Democracy? Economic and Technological Answers to Political Problems
Alexander Arnold (History, NYU): "Democratic Economic Governance in an Era of Crisis: The Limits and Possibilities of the Economic Thought of the French New Left"
Ashley Gorham (Political Science, UPenn): "The Well-Informed Citizen: A Critique"
States of Surveillance
Tali Ziv (Anthropology, UPenn): "’It be hard just existing’: Affective Precarity andInstitutional Surveillance in Philadelphia's Inner-city”
Alex Hazanov (History, UPenn): “Foreign Visitors in the Late Soviet Union, the KGB and the Limits of Surveillance”
Beyond Borders: Citizenship, National Belonging and the Law
Allison Powers Useche (History, Columbia University): “The Standard of Civilization on Trial at the US Mexico Claims Commission, 1923-1937”
Elspeth Wilson (Political Science, UPenn): “Islands of Civic Exclusion: Puerto Rico, U.S.Global Imperialism, and the Insular Cases”
Immigration: Economics, Policy, and Politics
Sarah Coleman (History, Princeton): “'To reward the wrong way is not the American way:” Welfare, Immigrants’ Rights and the Battle over Benefits 1990 -1997"
Alberto Ciancio (Economics, UPenn): "The Economics of Local Immigration Enforcement in the United States"
Experts, Ideas, and Policy
Negar Razavi (Anthro, UPenn): “'Off the Record and in the Loop': An Ethnography of the Washington Foreign Policy Establishment"
Kristian Taketomo (History, UPenn): "Urbanization as Development: Modernization and “The City” in Postwar America"
Political Economies and the State
Emma Teitelman (History, UPenn): “Mining for Sovereignty in the Civil-War West”
Sid Rothstein (Political Science, UPenn): “The Constitution of Employer Discretion”
Ideologies of Race and Slavery
Westenley Alcenat (History, Columbia University): “Between Slaves and Citizens: Free Blacks and the Transformation of Citizenship in the Age of Revolutions, 1776-1840”
Dani Holtz (History, UPenn): “Who are the True Conservatives?”
Health Care and Civic Belonging
Matthew Kavanagh (Poli Sci, UPenn): “Constitutionalizing Health: Rights, Democracy & Public Policy in South Africa”
Ashley Tallevi (Poli Sci, UPenn): “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Measuring the Effects of Privatization on Medicaid Self-Reporting”
Punishment and the State
Sarah Cate (Political Science, UPenn)
Possibilities for Decarceration: Juvenile Justice Reform in California
Robert Hoffman (Philosophy, UPenn)
A History of Violence: Distinguishing War and Punishment in Liberal States
Empire and State Building on the North American Frontier
Lori Daggar (Penn History)
"Beyond Paternalism: Native Nations, Missionaries, and the Making of American Empire in Indian Country"
Brendan Gillis (Indiana University, Dept. of History)
Policing Beyond Law: Local Jurisdiction and Imperial Expansion in British America, 1740-1765
Popular Expression and Political Parties
James Ryan (History, Penn)
The Anatomy of a Riot: Political Violence, the Birth of Multiparty Politics and the Destruction of Tan Press, December 4, 1945
Mark Schneider (Political Science, Columbia)
Does Clientalism Work? A Test of Guessability in India
Educating the Citizen
Chad D. Frazier (History, Georgetown University)
A School for Citizens, Not Just Civil Servants: The U.S. Colonial State and the Early Years of the University of Puerto Rico, 1903-1917
Daniel Moak (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
The Liberal Roots of the Punitive Education State
Reconstruction and the Limits of Freedom
Samuel Davis (Temple University History)
Martial Manhood Citizenship, Suffrage, and the Un-Reconstructed North in Pennsylvania, 1862-1870
Kevin Waite (Penn History)
California Redeemed: The Retreat from Reconstruction in the Far West
Defining Citizenship in Consolidating Regimes
Thomas Brinkerhoff (History, University of Pennsylvania)
Creating Future Peronists Through Sports: The Campeonatos Evita and the Political Socialization of Children
Alexandra Wiktorek Sarlo (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Identity, Integration,and Citizenship in Post-Communist Ethnic Kin Policies
Reforming the Carceral State
Ellen Donnelly (Penn Political Science)
The Political Emergence of Racial Disparity Reforms in the U.S.
Melanie Newport (Temple University History)
"Nobody Ever Wins in a Jail”: The Master Plan and Outcomes of Federal Funding for Jail Construction in the 1970s
Meir Walters (Georgetown, Dept. of Government)
Censorship as a Populist Project: The Case of Post-Mubarak Egypt
Basak Taraktas (Penn Political Science)
Building Societal Support in Post-Revolutionary Regimes
Memories of Wars Past: Constructing Identities in and through Conflict
Omar Al-Ghazzi (Penn Anenberg School):
"'Time to Move Forward': The Memory of Omar al-Mukhtar in the 2011 Libyan Uprising"
Steven White (Political Science, Columbia):
"For Democracy and a Caste System? World War II, Race, and Democratic Inclusion in the United States"
Laboring for the American Government While Being Denied Basic Rights
James Jones (Sociology, Columbia):
"Black Capitol: A History of Racial Stratification and Segregation in the U.S. Congressional Workforce"
A. Hope McGrath (Penn History):
"‘A slave in Uncle Sam’s service’: The Army and the Problem of Labor in the Gilded Age"
Colonial Legacies and the (Non) Transformation of Coercive State Institutions
Emma Hayward (Penn Political Science):
"Customary Law and Group Rights: The Incomplete Centralization of Tanzania's Post-Colonial Judiciary"
Radha Kumar (History, Princeton):
"The Many Lives of Custodial Violence: Madras Presidency, c. 1860-1960"
Engaging the State: Revolt in the MIddle East and Protest in China
Ian M. Hartshorn (Penn Political Science):
"Worker's Revolutions and Worker's Constitutions: Egypt and Tunisia in Comparison"
Yao Li (Sociology, Johns Hopkins):
"Informal Norms and Protest Space in China"
Theoretical Approaches to Injustice
Robert Hoffman (Penn Philosophy):
"Kant on Constitutional Rebellion and Conscientious Objection"
Mark William Westmoreland (Philosophy; Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova):
"Feminist Transversal Politics and Political Solidarity"
Governable Bodies? Children and the Mentally Ill As Objects of Citizenship and Criminality
Jessica Cooper (Anthropology, Princeton)
"Defending Dignity: The Shift from Legal to Moral Authorizations of Power in the San Francisco Behavioral Health Court"
Laura Soderberg (English, UPenn)
"Vicious Infants: Child Citizenship and the Rise of Incorrigible Criminality in the Antebellum U.S."
(De)Commodifying Politics: Voting and Money in India and the U.S.
Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer (Political Science, CUNY)
"The Boss’s ‘Brains’: Political Capital, Democratic Commerce and the New York Tweed Ring, 1868-1871"
Emmerich Davies (Political Science, UPenn)
"The Competing State: Using a Downstream Experiment to Understand the Effects of Service Privatization on Citizen Engagement in South India"
Uncovering Women's Stories in Healthcare and in the Military
Beth Hallowell (Anthropology, UPenn)
"From Co-Payments to Rent Payments: Value and Vulnerability in the Grey Economy of U.S. Healthcare"
Natalie Shibley (Africana Studies & History, UPenn)
"Black Print Media and Representations of Women in the Military, 1941-1993"
National Identity and Citizenship: The Formation and contestation of Civic Allegiance in the early U.S. and Korea
Jonathan W. Wilson (History, Syracuse):
“How to Make an American in the Early Republic: Some Notes on the Limits of State, Structure, and Strife”
Yumi Lee (Penn English):
“Detention, Repatriation, Humanitarianism: On the Korean War POW in Ha Jin’s War Trash”
Testing the Parameters of Democracy: Nationalism, Discord, and the Role of Political Speech
Joanna Kenty (Classical Studies, Penn):
“Freedom and Speech: Oratory and Democracy in Ancient Rome”
Alison Novak (Culture and Communications, Drexel):
“How [Not] to Caffeinate a Political Group: Parent Post Influence on Conversational Network Structure”
The Suffering Subject: Violence, Citizenship, and the Law
Thomas Dichter (Penn English):
“Civil Whiteness: Legitimate Violence and the Literature of Lynching”
Tina Shrestha (Anthropology, Cornell):
“Asylum Narrations: Documentation, Imagination, and the Ethnography of Citizenship”
Equality for all Subjects: Deconstructing Gendered Barriers to Civic Participation"
Samah Elhajibrahim (Penn Political Science):
“Citizenship in the Absence of a State and Republican Motherhood in the Absence of a Republic”
Chelsea Szendi-Schieder (History, Columbia):
“Ruination of the Nation by Co-Eds: Women in Higher Education in the High Growth Period in Japan”
Constitutional Development and Inequality The Role of Judges and the Paradox of Sovereignty
Stephan Stohler (Penn Political Science & Law):
“Judicial Behavior and the Politics of Equal Rights: Evidence from South Africa”
Christina McElderry (Politics, New School):
“Space, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Paradoxes of American Constitutionalism”
Crime and Insecurity: The Role of Violence and the Construction of Marginal Citizenship
Zain Lakhani (Penn History):
“’Why Don't You Just Ask?’: Date Rape Debates and the Meaning of ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ in the Antioch College Sexual Offense Prevention Policy, 1985-1994”
Yanilda Gonzalez (Politics and Social Policy, Princeton):
“Citizenship in an Era of Insecurity: Crime, Violence, and the Implications of Democracy”
Redefining and Rethinking Democratic Participation
David Bateman (Penn Political Science):
“Redefining the People: Understandings of Political Community and the Politics of the Right to Vote in 19th Century France and the United Kingdom”
Jingchao Ma (Philosophy, Villanova):
“Rethinking Democracy of Participation and the Desire Not to Appear”
Education and Reform
Nick Juravich (History, Columbia)
“Opportunity of a Lifetime: Paraprofessionals and the UFT in New York City, 1966-1978”
Leya Mathew (Penn GSE)
“Negotiating Public Good in 'Zones of Awkward Engagement': Education Reforms in Kerala”
“Surface Mining, Public Health, and Human Suffering in Central Appalachia (1960-1990)”
Merlin Chowkwanyun (History & Public Health, UPenn)
“One Vision: Latino Political Identity and Spanish Language Television News”
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld (Political Science, UPenn)
“Democratic Authority and the Obligation to Obey the Law”
Doug Weck (Philosophy & Law, UPenn)
“Communities of Practice and Cultural Historical Activity Theory as Theoretical Frameworks for the Analysis of Service Learning and Civic Engagement”
Christopher Pupik-Dean (Education, UPenn)
“Financing the Korean War: How the Fear of Inflation and Support for the War Created an Anomaly in United States’ History”
Rosella Capella (Political Science, UPenn)
“Overturning the White Male Republic: The Early Republican Party and the Equal Suffrage Movement”
David Bateman (Political Science, UPenn)
“When I Get My Ax"’: Visions of Community in Civil War Refugee Camps”
Abby Cooper (History, UPenn)
“The Equitable Role Explanation of Political Obligation”
Chris Melenovsky (Philosophy, UPenn)
“Cohen’s Interpersonal Test and Managers’ Political Imperative to Provide Public Goods”
Gaston de los Reyes (Ethics and Legal Studies, UPenn)
“With one definition, two groups: Tracing the inception of Hindu nationalism and its inflexible exclusion of Muslims in India”
Aliya Rao (Sociology, Upenn)
“Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders?: Changes in Civic and Political Engagement Attitudes across Immigrant Generations”
Radha Modi (Sociology, Upenn)
“Populist Democracy and the Problems of Indian Subjects in the Seventeenth Century English Empire”
Matthew Kruer (History, UPenn)
“Republican Deliberation: Debate and Democracy in the Republican Visions of Skinner and Pettit”
Noah Rosenblum (History, Columbia)
“The Art of Invisible Governance in Progressive Banking Reform: Paul Warburg and the Origins of the Federal Reserve”
Eric Phillips (History, Temple)
“Polecats in the Lion's Den? Rethinking Hobbes on Democracy”
Jay Mikelman (Philosophy, Boston University)
“What Kind of Nation?: Deportation in U.S. History and Policy.”
Adam Goodman (History, UPenn)
“Seeking Asylum, Finding Chaos: The Refugee Act and the Crisis of 1980”
Carly Goodman (History, Temple)
“From Pulpit to Party: The Evolution of the Egyptian Muslim Brothers' Strategy.”
Sarah Salwen (Political Science, UPenn)
“States and Women's Rights in Central Asia”
Danielle Kane (Duke) and Ksenia Gorbenko (Sociology, UPenn)
"Slavery and the Politics of the 5th Amendment's Takings Clause"
Stephan Stohler (Political Science, UPenn)
"The Significance of Jeremiah Evarts on John Marshall's Federal Indian Law Decisions, Cherokee Nation (1831) and Worcester (1832)"
Nancy Morgan (History, Temple)
"The Role of Official History in the Construction of Citizenship and National Identity in Turkey
Meral Ugur Cinar (Political Science, UPenn)
"Dangers to Democratization: Military Responses to Constitutional Changes of Leadership in Africa"
Kristen Harkness (Political Science, Princeton)
"'It Sticks Like a Shadow': Relations of Comity in Aves v Commonwealth and Benito Cereno"
Rachel Banner (English, UPenn)
"Monochrome Lexicality and 'Islam is (not) Peace'“
Murad Idris (Political Science, UPenn)
"American Social Movements and the Nonprofit Sector: Trends in Institutionalization from 1989-2008”
Matt Mongiello (Political Science, UPenn)
"In Search of an Absolute Majority: Richard Nixon, Desegregation, the Southern Strategy, and the Path to Equal Citizenship”
Dov Grohsgal (History, Princeton)
"You Can't Control Me!: Cultivating Authority in a Struggling Urban High School”
Erika Kitzmiller (Education, UPenn)
"Citizenship and Democracy as Membership and Participation”
Elizabeth M. Lee (Sociology, UPenn)
"American Democracy and the Peacetime Military Establishment in the United States: 1815-1848”
John L. Dwiggins (History, UPenn)
"Exile, Ancient and Modern?”
Briana McGinnis (Government, Georgetown)
"Writing their own History of the Present: The Role of Contentious Political Discourse in the Internet Public Sphere during the 2008 Candelight Protests in South Korea”
Kyung Chloe Lee (Communication, UPenn)
"Government, Newspapers, and Crime: The Perception of Crime in Phoenix, Arizona, 1970-1980”
Anthony Pratcher, II (History, UPenn)
"Explaining the Emergence of Modern Incorporation”
Alexander Jerneck (Sociology, UPenn)
"Staff and Coherence in a Social Service Contractor”
Greg Harris (Sociology, UPenn)
"Synthesizing the Republic: Political Culture in France 1876-1880”
Heather Bennett (History, UPenn)
"'A Republic Without a Pub is a Relic': Litigating Prohibition in Nehru's India”
Rohit De (History, Princeton)
Racial Codes of the City
Charles Davis (Art History, UNC Chapel Hill):
"The Postwar Postscripts of Collage City: Exploring the rhetorical integrations of race and geometry in ‘Contextualism,’ 1963-1978"
Khadijah White (Penn Communications):
"BANGCLASH: Belongingness and the Harlem Drummers”
Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere: Contested Citizenships in South Asia and North America
Eranda Jayawickreme (Psychology):
"The war’s over, but the troubles remain: Psychological constraints on prospects for reconciliation in a post-LTTE Sri Lanka”
Sarah Dowling (English):
"'And if O Cidadán is a girl / O girls my countries / It is citizenship’s acts I dream of': The Citizen of Erin Mouré's O Cidadán”
Debating International Development: Discourse and Ethics
Rosalyn Daitch (Intercultural Communication):
"Framing International Development Discourse: Embedded and Imbibed Difference”
Andrew Hao (Anthropology):
"Ethical Exceptions in China and Singapore: Emerging Shifts in Territoriality and Citizenship through Business Ethics”
Genealogies of Citizenship: Early Modern Constructions of Political Belonging
Cristina Pangilinan (English, UPenn):
"Re-inventing London Citizenship in Thomas Usk's The Testament of Love”
Murad Idris (Political Science, UPenn):
"Erasmus on Christian Peace: Counting, Miscounting, and Discounting the Turk”
Vanessa Mongey (History, UPenn):
“'Chimera of the wildest nature': failed revolutions and stillborn constitutions in early America”
N. Turkuler Isiksel (Political Science, Yale University):
"The constitution as 'mere machinery': A theory of Europe's supranational constitutionalism”
Civic Forms and Civic Acts
Julia Bloch (English, UPenn):
"Voices of the Immense: Lorine Niedecker's Polyphonic Poetics of Belonging”
Adam Goodman (History, UPenn): "Defining and inculcating 'the soul of America': The Bureau of Naturalization and the Americanization movement, 1914-1919”
Education and Citizenship in Liberal-Democratic States
Dana Dawson (Social and Political Thought, York University, and Adjunct Faculty, Temple):
"Democratization and Aboriginal Education in 19th-century Upper Canada”
Jeehyun Lim (English, UPenn): "Re-imagining Citizenship Through Bilingualism: The Migrant Bilingual Child in Helen María Viramontes’s Under the Feet”
E pluribus unum? The Many Voices of the Media
Daniel Ryan Morse (English, Temple):
"Only Connecting?: E. M. Forster and Empire Broadcasting”
Piotr Szpunar (Communication, UPenn):
"Let Me Interupt!" or, Ethics after Ethical Violence: Rethinking Levinas, Ethics and News Media”
Information, Deliberation, and Oversight
C. Daniel Myers (Political Science, Princeton)
“Information Sharing and Democratic Deliberation”
Meredith Wooten (Political Science, UPenn)
“Overlooked or Out of Sight? Congressional Oversight of Intelligence, 1945-2000”
"Schools of Citizenship: Allegiance, Obligation and State Formation in the Confederate Army, 1861-65”
Erik Mathisen (History, UPenn):
“Locating a Short Lived Authoritarian State in Postcolonial India”
Sourabh Singh (Sociology, Rutgers)
"Love Stops at the Border: Marriage, Citizenship, and the Mail-Order Bride Industry”
Anne-Marie D’Aoust (Political Science, UPenn)
Alternative Spaces of Participation and Deliberation
"Degrees of Belonging and Graduated Rights: Immigrants and Immigration Policy in the American States”
Alexandra Filindra (Political Science, Rutgers University)
"Deliberation, Disagreement, and Opinion Strength: Processes Underlying Mobilization to Collective Action”
Magdalena Wojcieszak (Annenberg School, UPenn)
"Those About To Die Salute You': Sacrifice, The War In Iraq, And The Crisis Of The American Imperial Society”
Florian Olsen (Political Studies, University of Ottawa)
Discussant: Anna Foy, English Department, UPenn
“The Tutelary Empire: State and Nation-Building in the Nineteenth Century U.S.”
Stefan Heumann (Political Science, UPenn)
Discussant: Matt Karp (History, UPenn)
"Authoring (In)Authenticity, Regulating Religious Tolerance: the Legal and Political Implications of Anti-Conversion Legislation for Indian Secularism"
Jennifer Coleman (Political Science, UPenn)
Discussant: Sourabh Singh (Sociology, Rutgers)
"Establishing a Democratic Religion: Metaphysics and Democracy in the Debates Over the President's Commission on Higher Education"
Ethan Schrum, (History, UPenn)
"Diversity and the Public Sphere"
Ryan Muldoon (Philosophy, UPenn)
Discussant: Katherina Glac (Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton)
"The University at the New Frontier: The Expansion of Higher Education and the Origins of the Student Movements of 1968 in France, Germany and Italy"
Ben Mercer (History, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Stefan Heumann (Political Science, Penn)
Indigenous Populations, Citizenship and Constitutionalism in Latin America
Christopher J. Fromherz (Law, UPenn):
"Indigenous Peoples' Courts: Egalitarian Juridical Pluralism, Self-Determination, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
Meredith Staples (Political Science, Rutgers):
"Mexico, Indigenous Peoples and Citizenship"
"American Legal Pragmatism and Jim Crow"
Hannah Wells (English, UPenn)
"Luck, Responsibility, and Equality in Global Justice"
Mark Navin (Philosophy, UPenn)
"Synthetic Slaves and the Living Dead: Rethinking Civil Death, the Thirteenth Amendment and Felon Disenfranchisement"
Luca Follis (New School for Social Research)
The Judiciary, the Law and Democracy
Phillip Buckley (Graduate School of Education, UPenn):
"Critical Citizens or Loyal Citizens: Exploring the Role of Ideology in Student Speech Rights Cases."
Claire (Seon Hye) Lim (Economics, UPenn):
"Turnover and Accountability of Appointed and Elected Judges."