APSA, new papers, and more…

Another busy month for me. Just a few of the highlights since I last posted:

  • Successfully defended last month and submitted my final dissertation. When I started grad school, my goal was to have my PhD before I turned 30, and since I technically graduate on the 26th of this month I’ll have accomplished that goal with a whole 3 days to spare!
  • Immediately after finishing my dissertation, I packed up the last of my things and moved down to Nashville to start my postdoc at Vanderbilt’s CSDI.
  • Presented two papers at APSA in Seattle, one a coauthored paper with Josh Tucker and Ted Brader on the relationship between cross-pressures and participation (a newer version of what we presented at Midwest, EPSA, and PolNet), and the other a new paper introducing an original dataset which records the discussion of issues on the websites of major-party US Senate candidates between 2002 and 2008.
  • Finished two more papers and sent them off for review.
  • Now getting ready to present my paper on campaign effects in presidential elections this Friday at the CSDI seminar series.

I’ve also done some more revisions to the site, including posting my research statement and adding more papers and other information to my Research page. (I guess it’s pretty obvious by now that I’m on the market this year, no?) You can also find links to revised versions of all my posted papers, my slides from APSA, and other interesting things on that page as well. While the coauthored APSA paper is posted there, I’ve left off the new paper because it’s still at the preliminary stage. But if after looking at the slides you still want more, just get in touch and I’ll send it along.

AAPOR Paper Link

Quick note before departing Phoenix: a few people have asked for copies of the paper I presented yesterday (which won AAPOR’s 2011 student paper award), and in case you’re one of them, you can download it here:

Is Anybody Listening? Informing, Persuading, and Priming in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Campaigns

It’s a bit long, so I’m currently working on a new version which focuses specifically on informing effects in greater detail (the other results may be used in a subsequent paper). Also, I’ll need a new name for it–the most recent APSR (or was it AJPS?) had an article with the same main title–so suggestions as well as other feedback are welcome.