Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

American Politics Seminar

The American Politics Seminar is a year-long speaker series that features leading scholars in American Politics. Invited scholars present cutting-edge research and engage in lively debate with faculty and graduate students. The seminar is made possible partially through a generous grant from the Bankard Fund for Political Economy at the University of Virginia. The Seminar is organized by Justin Kirkland. Papers are generally sent to invitees in the week or so prior to each talk.

Current Series

Keneshia Grant | Associate Professor, Howard University

Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Virtual

Matthew LaCombe | Assistant Professor, Barnard College

Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM | Virtual

Hakeem Jefferson | Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Friday, November 20, 2020 9:30 AM | Virtual

Michelle Margolis | Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, January 22, 2021 9:30 AM | Virtual

Jaime Settle | Associate Professor, William & Mary

Friday, February 19, 2021 9:30 AM | Virtual

Candis Watts Smith | Associate Professor, Penn State

Friday, April 23, 2021 9:30 AM | Virtual

Current and Past Series


Associate Professor, Howard University
Associate Professor, Penn State


Associate Professor of Political Science, Stony Brook University
John Hazen White Professor of Public Policy & Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University


Northwestern Universty
Loyola Marymount University
Associate Professor, University of Virginia


Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
University of Southern California
Washington University in St. Louis