The French Politics Group: What’s Next in Scholarship on France
Half Day, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Marriott Wardman Park, Taft Room
In this half-day (four-hour) Pre-Conference Workshop, the French Politics Group of APSA brings together four, award-winning junior scholars along with prestigious scholars of France and Europe to workshop portions of their late-stage books and dissertations. While a portion of the workshop is devoted to in-depth commentary on these manuscripts, the event will also include open discussion as well, thereby providing a public platform for the next generation of cutting-edge political science research on France. Kevin Duong (Assistant Prof, Bard) examines violence and democracy in French political thought; Tommaso Pavone (PhC, Princeton) brings geospatial methods and ethnographic research to the study of judicialization in Europe; Isabel Perera (PhC, Penn) compares public health policies, especially pertaining to mental health, across France and the United States; and Michelle Weitzel (PhC, the New School) studies sound as a tool of political power, with a particular focus on French Algeria. A diversity of subfields and methods is represented in the group, and France is studied both for its past and its present. This half-day Pre-Conference Workshop is ideal for senior scholars interested in the next generation of scholarship on France, junior scholars interested in France as a comparative case, and all political scientists who find value in theoretically sophisticated and contextually grounded area studies.
**All Short Courses will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the APSA 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.**