Conferences

Grants, Honors, and Awards

Professional Associations

  • Dissemination
    • Southern Political Science Association’s Artinian Travel Award (2018)
    • American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting Travel Grant (2015)
  • Research
    • 1st Place in the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 2012 Graduate Political Science Paper Competition, “Committee Requests, Assignments, and the Female Representative: Evidence from the 80th-103rd Congresses.”

South Dakota State University

  • Dissemination
    • Scholarly Excellence Dissemination Grant
      • Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (2018)
      • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2016)

Kent State University

  • Dissemination
    • Graduate Student Senate Domestic Travel Award
      • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2014, 2015)
      • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (2013, 2014) [Awarded by not accepted in 2013; could not attend due to weather related flight cancellation]

Conference Presentations

“Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right Around the World,” (with Christopher P. Banks) International Conference on Global Human Rights (October 4-6, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota). [Forthcoming]

“Judicial Guardians: Court-Curbing, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review,” (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois). [PDF]

“No Longer a Man’s World: How Women Become Executives Across the Globe,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois). [PDF]

“How Women Become Executives Around the World: The Path of Activists,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (April 4-7, 2018; San Francisco, California). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]

“Why Not the U.S.?: How Women Become Executives Around the World,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana). [PDF]

“Judicial Guardians: Court Curbing Bills and Supreme Court Judicial Review,” (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire) Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana). [PDF]

  • Previous versions presented at:
    • the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 6-9, 2017; Chicago, Illinois). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]

“Avoiding Overrides: Judicial Review Following Congressional Court-Curbing,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). [PDF]

“Selling Iran: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” (with Landon E. Hancock, Oindrila Roy, and Michael J. Ensley) Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (March 16-19, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]

“The Motivating and Constraining Factors of Congressional Court-Curbing Bill Sponsorship,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California). [PDF]

“Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right,” (with Christopher P. Banks and Elsa Barletta Gonzalez) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California). [PDF]

“The Strategic Use of Clear Statement Rules by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federalism Cases,” (with Christopher P. Banks) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (August 28-31, 2014; Washington, D.C.). [PDF]

“Congressional Court Curbing and Legislative Gridlock: Constraining or Maintaining Judicial Independence?” Kent State University’s Graduate Research Symposium (April 11, 2014; Kent, Ohio).

  • Previous versions presented at:
    • the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 3-6, 2014; Chicago, Illinois).
    • the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (September 27-28, 2013; Kent, Ohio).
    • the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (August 29-September 1, 2013; Chicago, Illinois). [Poster Presentation]

“Where do the Gender Differences in Legislative Effectiveness Begin? An Examination of Committee Request Success and Legislative Effort in the 93rd-103rd Congresses,” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 3-6, 2014; Chicago, Illinois).

  • Previous versions presented at:
    • Kent State University’s Graduate Research Symposium (April 19, 2013; Kent, Ohio).

“Committee Requests, Assignments, and Legislative Effort: Evidence from the 93rd-103rd Congresses,” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 11-14, 2013; Chicago, Illinois). [Paper prepared but could not attend due to weather related flight cancellation]

“The Predisposing, Motivating, and Constraining Factors of Early Voting: Assessing the Impact of Campaign Strategies and Voting Laws,” The Presidential Election of 2012 Conference at Hiram College (November 16-17, 2012; Hiram, Ohio).

“Committee Requests, Assignments, and the Female Representative: Evidence from the 80th-103rd Congresses,” Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (October 12-13, 2012; Ada, Ohio).

Professional Conference Participation

Roundtables

  • Chair and Panelist
    • “Public Engagement: Advocacy and Lobbying,” (with Walter G. Cook, Josh Franco, and Maureen Stobb) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois).
  • Panelist
    • “Graduate School: Preparing for the Job Market — CV to Teaching Statements,” (with Jacqueline Sievert Hardt, Virginia H. Gray, Michael Makara, and Deborah J. Natoli) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois).
    • “The 114th Congress: Observations from the 2015-2016 APSA Congressional Fellows,” (with Brian Alexander, Nicholas Howard, Tyson D. King-Meadows, Mark E. Owens, Nathan A. Paxton, and Thomas Ringenberg) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

Chair

“Domestic and International Solutions to Environmental Sustainability,” International Global Human Rights Conference (October 4-6, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota). [Forthcoming]

“Constituent Perceptions and Representation,” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).

“Federal Judicial Hierarchy: A View from the Bottom,” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).

“Representing Women, Representing Women’s Interests,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

“American Politics: Panel C,” Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (September 27-28, 2013; Kent, Ohio).

Discussant

“Federal Judicial Hierarchy: A View from the Bottom,” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).

“Representing Women, Representing Women’s Interests,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

“I Fought the Law: The Influence of Law in Judicial Decision Making,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California).


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