Mini-Conference Panels and Plenary Sessions

2019 Mini-Conference Schedule

PANEL 1:  THE TRUMP STYLE OF POPULISM, AND HOW IT COMPARES TO POPULISTS IN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND ELSEWHERE” Part 1.

Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky, chair and organizer; Lane Crothers, Illinois State University, Discussant

Mabel Berezin and Thomas Davidson, Cornell University

“Insecurity Talk: What We Can Learn About Populist Politics through Social Media”

Carlos H. Waisman, Sociology, University of California, San Diego

“Populism north and south: toward a typology of generative contexts.”

Marco Garrido, University of Chicago

“Duterte vs. Trump: Towards a Thick Definition of Populism”

Leslie C. Gates, Binghamton University

“Trump: More Fox than Chávez?”


PANEL 2:  “THE POLITICS OF FEAR AND RESENTMENT: IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, TARIFFS, AND OTHER THREATS”

Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University, Organizer and Chair

Francesco Duina, Bates College

“Not So Right After All? Making Sense of the Progressive Rhetoric of Europe’s Far-Right Parties”

Lucas Dolan, American University and Université Libre de Bruxelles

“Nationalist Appeals Beyond Borders: Surveying the Repertoires of Transnational Populist Entrepreneurs”

Sinem Adar, Humboldt University; and Gulay Turkmen, Gottingen University

“Whither Nations? Nationalism, Populism, and Emotional Disintegration”

Catherine Bolzendahl, University of California, Irvine

“The Shifting Symbolic Boundaries of Populist Intolerance”

Betul Eksi, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

“Toward an Understanding of Right-Wing Populism as Gendered Performance: Janus-faced Masculinity in the Leadership of Vladimir Putin and Recep T. Erdogan”


PANEL 3:  THE TRUMP STYLE OF POPULISM, AND HOW IT COMPARES TO POPULISTS IN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND ELSEWHERE” Part 2.

Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky, Organizer Chair and discussant

Yagmur Karakaya and Penny Edgell, University of Minnesota

“Populist Rallies in United States and Turkey”

Veda Hyunjin Kim and Can Mert Kökerer, Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst

“A Global-Historical Approach on the Populist Reconstruction of Integral-states in South Korea and Turkey”

Timothy M. Gill, University of North Carolina – Wilmington

“Hugo Chávez, Donald Trump, and the Analytical Limits of Populist Discourse”

Celso M. Villegas, Kenyon College

“Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines as a Transnational Narrative Trope”


PANEL 4:  “POLITICS IN ‘AUTHORITARIAN’ CHINA”

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, Organizer

Zhifan Luo, University of Albany

“Freewheeling Generals” and Inter-Elites Consensus in the U.S. Evidence from Computer-Assisted Text Analysis

Yang Zhang, American University, and Feng Shi UNC -CH

“Factions in Action:” Elite networks and Political Alignment in China’s Reform Era”

Zuhao Zhuang, University of Chicago, and Tong Ju, Renmin University-China

“Phantom of the Past” Resurgence of Totalitarian Discourses in Post-Socialist Propaganda”

Yao Li, Harvard University

“Beyond Legality: Informal Norms and Protest Control in Democracies and Non-democracies”


PANEL 5:  TRUMP AND THE EUROPEAN POPULISTS”

Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany, Organizer

Kristin Mar and Pete Ramand, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Mapping Varieties of Populism in the United States and Europe”

Jeffrey Broadbent, University of Minnesota

“Policy Networks in the Field of Power: US, Japanese and German Labor Politics”

Benjamin Abrams, University of Cambridge and Editor of Contention 

Me, the People: Democratic Substitution in Hungary and the United States”

Bo Yun Park, Harvard University

“Is (S)He Presidential? The Changing Scripts of Political Leadership in Trump and Macron’s Era”


PANEL 6:  “RESISTANCE AT THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS”

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, Organizer; Dana Fisher, University of Maryland, Presider

Luke Elliott-Negri, CUNY-Graduate Center, NY

“American Exceptionalism and Working Families Party in the Age of Bernie and Trump.”

Sadie Dempsey, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“No Blue, No Red”: Partisanship, Populism, and Collective Identity” (Democracy for the People)

Stephanie Ternullo and Ariel Azar, University of Chicago

“When Policies Make Partisans: Social Policy and Democratic Electoral Gains in the U.S., 1935-2014”


PANEL 7:   “THE BASE? THE PEOPLE, THE EXCLUDED, AND THE MANIPULATORS OF BOTH”

Delia Baldassarri, NYU, Organizer and Presider

Josh Pacewicz, Brown University

“Illiberal Populism in the American Rust Belt”

Johnnie Anne Lotesta, Brown University

“Beyond the Koch Network: Making Sense of Conservatives’ Variable Success in the States”

Benny Witkovsky University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Trump’s Populism and the Local Politics of Exclusion”

Marcel Paret, University of Utah/Johannesburg and Michael Levien, Johns Hopkins University

“Redistribution &/or Reaction”? Global Left and Right Populist Opinion after the Crisis”


PANEL 8:  “THEORIES OF CHARISMA AND POPULISM”

Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University, Organizer and Presider

Chandra Mukerji, University of California, San Diego

“Sovereignty and Anti Liberal Politics”

Ritchie Savage, John Jay College, CUNY

“The Politics of Recursive Calendars”

Paul Joosse, University of Hong Kong

“Countering Trump – Toward a Theory of Charismatic Counter-Roles”

Lane Crothers, Illinois State University

“Fear and Loathing in the American Militia Movement: Identity Essentialism and the Politics of

Anti-State Mobilization”


PANEL 9:  “DEMOCRACY, POPULISM AND NATIONALISM IN THE US AND THE WORLD”:

Richard Lachman, University of Albany, SUNY Organizer

Barbara Wejnert, University of Buffalo, SUNY

“Diffusion of Democracy: The Past and Future of Global Democracy”

Sourabh Singh, Florida State University

“Is an Elite’s Mass-Linkage Strategy a Choice or a Habit? Lessons from the Study of Indira Gandhi’s Populist Mass-Linkage Strategy”

Matthew Baltz, Bucknell University

“The Economic Nationalism(s) of Donald Trump and his Administration”

Elizabeth McKenna, University of California Berkeley

Perennial Plutocracy: The Role of Capital in the Return of Authoritarianism in Brazil”


PANEL 10:  “THREATS, VIOLENCE AND MOBILIZATION”

TBD, Organizer

Amirhossein Teimouri, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana

“Perceived Policy Threats, Cultural Mobilization and the Rise of Conservative Identities in the Iran’s State Politics (1994-2001)”

Delores Trevizo, Occidental College

“Insecurity and the Recent Rise of Vigilantes in Mexico”

Marcos Perez, Washington and Lee University

“Working Class Nostalgia and Progressive Mobilization in Latin America.”

Patrisia Macías-Rojas, University of Illinois at Chicago

“‘Penal populism’ and the punitive turn in immigration in the United States”


PLENARY on the base, resistance and the future of Trumpism and populism. TBD.

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky Organizer and Presider

Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland “Beyond Resistance”

Speaker 2: TBD

Speaker 3: TBD


OPEN PANEL 1: “PUBLIC OPINION AND MOBILIZATION: EVANGELICALS, REFUGEES AND WOMEN”

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, Organizer

Eric Wright, Indiana University

“Conflict Extension, Economic Attitudes, and Evangelical Republican Realignment: 1980-2016

Kerem Morgül, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Osman Savaşkan, Marmara University

“Popular Attitudes toward Syrian Asylum Seekers in Turkey”

Adam Nicholson, Indiana University

“Uneven and Stalled: Women’s Representation in State Legislatures”


OPEN PANEL 2: “POLICY ISSUES: GUNS, CAMPAIGNS, REVENUES, AND CLIMATE POLICIES”

TBD, Organizer

Jaesok Son, NORC at the University of Chicago

“Partisan Social Class and Gun Control”

Nathan Katz, University of Missouri

“Beyond Donors: Working Toward a Sociological Study of Campaign Expenditures”

Elisabeth Clemens and Yuhao Zhuang, University of Chicago

“Politics of the Make-or-Buy State: Public Revenues, Private Firms, and the Erosion of Democratic Governance”

Joshua Basseches, Northwestern University

“Whether & how private business interests influence the content of US climate policy”