CSI Conference: Agenda

 Political Science Perspectives on Crime and Punishment

Hosted by the Yale Center for the Study of Inequality (CSI)
Co-Directors: Allison Harris and Dara Strolovitch

Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS)
Yale University, New Haven, CT

MacMillan Center/Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

time activity
11:30 AM Lunch Available: Outdoor Tent at Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), 115 Prospect Street
12:00-1:00 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Luce Hall, Room 101/Auditorium
  • Allison Harris & Dara Strolovitch,  CSI Co-Directors, Yale University
  CJARS Overview: Luce Hall, Room 101/Auditorium
  • Mike Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan
    “The Impact of Performance Measures in the U.S. Criminal System”
1:00-2:30 PM
PANEL 1: Luce Hall, Room 101/Auditorium
  • Jeremy Levine, University of Michigan
    “Crime Pays the Victim: Criminal Fines, the State, and Victim Compensation Law” (Discussant: Lisa Miller, Rutgers University)
  • Gwen Prowse, Tulane University
    “Black Led-Secuirty & Racial Authoritarianism: A bottom-up view” (Discussant: Tony Carey Jr., University of North Texas)
2:30-3:00 PM Break: RKZ Tent, 115 Prospect Street
3:00-4:30 PM
PANEL 2: Luce Hall, Room 101/Auditorium
  • Anna Gunderson, Louisiana State University
    “Posting About Protest: The 2020 Mass Protests and Police Department Social Media” (Discussant: Laurel Eckhouse, Code for America)
  • M. Brielle Harbin, United States Naval Academy
    Race & Place Matter: Allocations to Drug Programs Across Racialized Spaces” (Discussant: Gwen Prowse, Tulane University)
  • Kelebogile Zvobgo, William & Mary
    “Gender Violence and Public Attitudes Toward Punishment” (Discussant: Sarah Khan, Yale University)
4:30-5:30 PM Break: Return to/check into The Graduate New Haven Hotel, 1151 Chapel Street
5:30-6:45 PM Poster Session & Cocktail Reception, Jonathan Edwards College, 68 High Street
7:00 PM

Conference Dinner: Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant, 1104 Chapel Street


Marty Davidson, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan
Matthew Denney, PhD Candidate, Yale University
Jasmine English, Graduate Student, MIT
Emerald Fikejs, Graduate Student, Stanford University
Jennifer Gaudette, Graduate Student, University of California, San Diego
Corey Grange, Brennan Center
Alauna Safarpour, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Amna Salam, PhD Candidate, University of Rochester
Romelia Solano, PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Yu-Hsien Sung, Graduate Student, University of South Carolina
Dvir Yogev, Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley

MacMillan Center/Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

time activity
8:30 AM Breakfast Available: Luce Hall (MacMillan Center), 34 Hillhouse Avenue, 2nd Floor Common Area
9:00-10:30 AM Research Design Panel 1: Luce Hall Room 202 (2nd Floor)
  • Sarah Bruch, University of Delaware
    “Marginalizing or Mobilizing?” (Discussant: Hannah Walker, University of Texas, Austin)
  • Arvind Krishnamurthy, Duke University
    “The Promise of Democratizing Policing?” (Discussant: Alex Coppock, Yale University)
  Research Design Panel 2: Luce Hall Room 203 (2nd Floor)
  • Megan Dias, University of Texas, Austin
    “Cities Creating Citizens? Why cities promote naturalization” (Discussant: Anna Gunderson, Louisiana State University)
  • Jacob Harris, Cornell University
    “Prisons and Political Engagement in Rural America” (Discussant: Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University)
10:45 AM-12:15 PM
PANEL 3: Luce Hall, Room 101/Auditorium
  • Klara Fredriksson & Marcel Roman, University of Texas, Austin
    “The George Floyd Effect: How Protests and Public Scrutiny Change Police Behavior in Seattle” (Discussant: Sidak Yntiso, University of Chicago)
  • Andrew McCall, University of Chicago
    “Associations of Local Bureaucrats and the Effects of Police Professionalization” (Discussant: Ian Turner, Yale University)
  • Sidak Yntiso, University of Rochester
    “Targeting Punishment: Political Geography and Criminal Sentencing in Texas” (Discussant: Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania)
  Closing Remarks
  • Hannah Walker, University of Texas, Austin
12:15 PM Adjourn to Lunch: RKZ Tent, 115 Prospect Street


  • Laurel Eckhouse, Code for America
  • Allison P. Harris, Yale University
  • Hannah Walker, University of Texas, Austin
  • Ariel White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 The Conference Co-organizers would like to thank the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics for their generous support.