Postgraduate seminar series

The Exeter Politics Postgraduate Research Seminar Series provides a forum for presentation and discussion of work in progress of early career academics in the department. The seminar is run by and for postgraduate students, and is a great opportunity to receive feedback and get to know the Politics postgraduate community better. There is no set theme for the seminar, and it includes work at all stages in its development; from research proposals, to thesis chapters, draft articles and conference papers. The usual format is that we circulate the paper via email a week beforehand, with the seminar itself starting with a brief presentation by the author/authors followed by a discussion lasting 30-40mins. Academic staff are more than welcome to join the sessions and are expected to encourage their students to present their work.

During the academic year of 2017/2018 the seminar series will be held twice a month on Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm. 

If you want to present or receive information about upcoming seminar sessions, please contact the members of the organising committee:

Nicholas Dickinson

Francesca Farmer   

Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska

Past seminars

Details of previous seminars can be found here.

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10 March 202014:00

Hope and Despair: Presidents, Prime Ministers, Populists, Polarization and Mass Democratic Accountability in Challenging Times

The Executive Approval Project (EAP) is a global collaborative data and research project whose goal is to measure public approval of political leaders to help understand why some executives are despised and removed while others remain popular and reelected.. Full details
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18 March 202015:30

Understanding the relationships between risk factors, intersectional identities and criminal career trajectories: A multilevel approach

Researchers have called for developmental criminologists to better understand how criminal career patterns and 'risk factors' relate to intersectional identities.. Full details
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6 May 202015:30

Establishment Relations and Fatherhood Wage Premiums: New Insights from Finnish Administrative Data

Fathers often earn more than their childless counterparts, although effects can vary among groups of men. Most of this literature uses micro data and attributes these wage effects to individual selection. We instead draw on relational inequality theory (RIT) to argue the importance of establishment relations behind group differences in net fatherhood wage premiums.. Full details
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