Research Groups

This is a listing of the research groups I help coordinate at the University of Missouri's Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. If you are interested in presenting in any of these groups email me ( or one of the group's co-coordinators. Unless otherwise noted, we meet in the third floor conference room (304) of the Locust Street Building.

A note to students: I emphasize that these research groups are meant for presenting works in progress. Present your research proposal before you spend valuable time and money on data collection! 

Truman Interdisciplinary Group for Experimental Research (TIGER)

Co-coordinated with Dr. Aram Hur.

We meet  the second Thursday of the month for February and March. April's meeting was moved to the 20th to account for WPSA/MPSA.

February 9, 2023 - 11-12:30 Noon

Yu Bin Kim (University of Missouri), Ha Eun Choi (Michigan State University), Gidong Kim (University of Missouri). “Public Opinion, Territorial Disputes, and the Democratic Peace”

Abdelaziz "Zizo" Alsharawy (Princeton University), Robert Anstett (MU), and Michelangelo Landgrave (MU). "What is the Effect of Partisan Influencers on Political Attitudes? Evidence from TikTok"

March 9, 2023 - 11-12:30 Noon

Hannah Paul (MU). "The Limits of Empathy: An Experiment on Race, Empathy, and Attitudes about Refugees"

Juhyun Bae (MU) and Michelangelo Landgrave (MU).  "Administrative Burden and Public Support for Welfare Programs"

April 20, 2023 - 11-12:30 Noon



American Politics Research Group (A PoRG)

Co-coordinated with Dr. James Endersby and Dr. Jay Dow

We meet the first Wednesday of the month starting February.

February 1, 2023 - 12-1pm

Jacob Authement (MU), Michelangelo Landgrave (MU) and Pev Squire (MU). "Public Opinion on State Legislatures"

March 1, 2023 - 12-1pm

Aubree Hardesty (MU). "Judicial Retention Elections, Bar Polls, and Candidate Characteristics in Cook County, Illinois"

April 5, 2023 - 12-1pm. TBA.

Joseph Harrison (MU). Talk title TBA.

May 3, 2023 - 12-1pm

Kaylee Swenson (MU). Talk title TBA. 👽

S. Truman Research group on Immigration Political Economy (STRIPE)

Co-coordinated with Dr. Hannah Paul (Truman School of Govt & Public Affairs), Dr. Lupita Madrigal (Communication), and Dr. Aída R. Guhlincozzi (Geography & Women's and Gender Studies).

We meet the first Thursday of the month starting February.

February 2, 2023 - 1:30-2:30pm

Derek Wakefield (Princeton University). "Not Just Ethnic Voters: The Effect of Economic and Immigration Appeals on Latinos"

March 2, 2023 - 1:30-2:30pm

Lupita Madrigal (MU). "Immigrant children, Latino racial cues, and news media"

April 6, 2023 - 1:30-2:30pm

Aída R. Guhlincozzi (MU). Title TBA.

May 4, 2023 - 1:30-2:30pm

David Switzer (MU), Michael Powell (MU) and Nicole Angeli (Fish and Wildlife, US Virgin Islands). "Nativist Framing and Public Opinion on Invasive Species and Species Translocations."

The Slug Club

Co-coordinated with Dr. Horace Slughorn (Chemistry).

We meet at midnight on the 13th day of every month.

February 13th, Midnight.

"The Politics of Cauldron Regulation." 

March 13th, Midnight.

"Can we ChatGPT to develop new spells?"

April 13th, Midnight.

"Does public opinion constrain executive unilateral action? Evidence from the British Minister of Magic."

May 13th, Midnight.

"A proposed 13th use for dragon blood."