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Departmental Seminars 2023/24

Every week the Department of Political Economy invites guest speakers or academic staff to present their latest research. The research seminars are open to all staff and PhD students within the department.

All seminars in this semester will take place online from 15.30 - 17.00 on Wednesdays. The seminars are open to DPE staff members and PhD students only.

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Semester One

4 October

11 October

  • PPR – Anne Rasmussen (DPE) - The Gendered Effects of Incivility toward Politicians: Experimental Evidence from Politicians and Citizens.

18 October

  • GS - Dr Maha Rafi Atal  (Glasgow) - Corporations of Our Making: Private Government and Its Discontents in the 21st Century.

25 October

  • QPE – Sheheryar Banuri, (University of East Anglia) The Value of Women’s Voice: Chauvinism, Competence, and Persuasion.

8 November

  • EPP – Fergus Green (UCL) - The politics of decarbonisation

15 November

  • PT – Natasha Piano (UCLA) - Distorting Democracy: Italian Elite Theory and the History of American Political Science.

22 November

  • HPE – Tiago Mata (UCL) How the New Left Changed Economics.

6 December

Semester 2 


17 January 2024

  • PT - Onur Ulas Ince (SOAS) - Capitalism and Race in Imperial Perspective: Beyond Methodological Atlanticism 

24 January

  • PPR - Eva Heims (York) - It’s Got to be Regulatory Capture: Explaining the Payment Protection Insurance Mis-Selling Scandal 

31 January

  • QPE – Itai Sher (UMass Amherst) - Generalized Welfare Weights 

7 February

  • CP – Elias Dinas (EUI) - Directional Updating: Regional Norms and Migrant Acculturatio

14 February

  • EPP - Antoine Dechezlepretre, (OECD) Fighting Climate Change: International Attitudes Toward Climate Policies

21 February

28 February

    • HPE – Dan Cole (Indiana) – The Institutional History of the Commons

6 March

  • Graduate-led seminar - Jordan Loper (Univeristy of Clermon Auvergne)- Connecting the Unconnected: Facebook Access and Female Political Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa

13 March

  • PEPC - Adriane Fresh (Duke) - The Modern Origins of Political Contestation

20 March

  • PT – Nahshon Perez (Bar-Ilan) - Worldly Politics and Divine Institutions

27 March

  • PPR - Clément Fontan (UC Louvain) - “Win-win” and “Science-based”: the Politics of the EU Taxonomy

Semester 3


1 May

  • QPE -

8 May

  • CP - Andreu Casas (Royal Holloway) - Moderation of Political Content on Youtube during the 2024 US Election 

15 May

  • EPP - Kate Bayliss (SOAS) - The private sector in water governance: lessons from the UK

22 May

29 May

  • HPE- Shatema Threadcraft  (Vanderbilt) - W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, and Toni Morrison's Democratic Storytelling

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Founded in 2010, the Department of Political Economy is the only department of its kind in the…

Departmental Seminars 2023/24

Departmental Seminars

Every week the Department of Political Economy invites guest speakers or academic staff to present…