Short Course: Frances McCall Rosenbluth Junior Research Workshop

Frances McCall Rosenbluth Junior Research Workshop

Jan Henryk Pierskalla
Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Palais des congrés de Montréal, 522C

The Political Economy (PE) organized section of the American Political Science Association is seeking applications from junior scholars for a pre-conference research workshop, held the Wednesday prior to the APSA annual meeting. Named in honor of former PE Section Chair Frances McCall Rosenbluth, the mentoring workshop aims to provide feedback on a specific paper as well as the broader research program of scholars underrepresented in the political economy field; in doing so, the section seeks to foster greater inclusivity and diversity within the PE community. Dimensions of diversity could include, among other things, race and ethnic identity; gender; non-R1 (“research intensive”) academic institutions; and home departments with little or no presence of other political economy scholars. The workshop is open to tenure-track, non-tenure track, post-docs, and advanced ABD candidates close to completing their Ph.D. dissertation.

Each junior scholar will be asked to present a working paper. We will pair each presenter with a senior PE scholar, sharing similar substantive interests. The senior scholar will offer constructive feedback on the manuscript and provide more generalized mentoring guidance during the workshop and the dinner that follows. Other workshop participants also will offer feedback and participate in the conversation about each paper. We will select three junior scholars. The Political Economy section will defray the costs of participation (lodging, meals, other workshop-related expenses) with a $650 travel grant for each paper presenter.