Monday, 3 April 2006

Nothing to do with lacrosse

I had the pleasure of presenting my research on the role of political sophistication in voting for third-party candidates in recent presidential elections this afternoon to the Duke PARISS seminar; I had a decent turnout of about a dozen faculty and graduate students, and got some very helpful feedback from the audience (particularly John Aldrich and Jorge Bravo).

For the morbidly curious, the paper and slides are downloadable from my political science page.

Thursday, 16 March 2006

Revised and resubmitted

I can no longer feel guilty about having no scholarly accomplishments over spring break, as I finally got the R&R of The Damn Impeachment Paper™ out of the way, along with my measly contribution to July’s issue of PS. Maybe tomorrow I’ll do something with either the strategic voting paper or do something with the silly economic voting idea I have floating around in my head.

In other news, I found out that I have at least a week’s worth of gainful employment for the summer. Now to see if I can con someone else into hiring me for another month or so; although I could pretend I was going to get a lot done over the summer on my scholarship, the reality is that nothing in my life ever gets done without some degree of time pressure—idle hands and all that. Employment would probably make me get something done, as opposed to sitting around the apartment watching World Cup games.

Monday, 9 January 2006

I now have an R and R

And in a semi-major journal, no less… now I have do the actual revision and resubmission, alas.

Murphy’s Law dictates, of course, that this notice would come the day I’ve sent out four more applications with “under review at (journal X)” next to the paper on my vita.