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We host semi-regular open meetings for anyone interested in experiments to workshop a study idea, get feedback on a manuscript, or talk about miscellaneous opportunities related to experiments (e.g., what we can do in the lab, small grant opportunities, etc.). These are an informal, small group setting, so please consider dropping in even if you are at the very beginning stages of a study idea. Open meetings occur about once or twice a month and take place in the lab (BRNG 2208).

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Spring 2024 Open Meetings

Mon. March 4 from 2:30 – 3:45pm

  • Olivia Neff (SOC PhD student) & Jennifer Dudley (Postdoc at Columbia Business School) 
    • Disclosure and Dark Money: Does Candidate Identity Matter?
  • Jay Targett (SOC & POL undergraduate student; JMK lab undergraduate lab manager)
    • Intersectional Inequalities in Hiring: The Effects of Gender and a Criminal Record


Fall 2023 Open Meetings

Fri. October 27 from 3:00 – 4:15pm

  • Bing Han (SOC PhD student)
    • A Cross-Cultural Comparison of How Stereotypes of Health Lifestyles Influence Stigma: Experimental Analyses in the Context of US and China
  • Scott Feld (SOC Professor)
    • Variation in Effects of Treatments in Experiments

Fri. November 3 from 3:00 – 4:15pm

  • Vasu Kaul (SOC PhD student)
    • Privacy Apathy: Understanding Legal Consciousness as an Affective Phenomenon
  • Brian Kelly (SOC Professor)
    • Norms and Social Appraisals across Cannabis Product Types

Fri. December 1 from 3:00 – 4:15pm

  •  Minh Trinh (POL Assistant Professor)
    • Autocrats' Anti-Protest Propaganda Does Deter Protest Support, but Why? And How? Using Experimental Designs for Causal Mediation to Find Out
  • Jeremy Smith (SOC & POL undergraduate student & JMK Lab RA)
    • Getting Away With It: Politician Competence and Criminality


Past Events

Spring 2023 Open Meetings

Wed. April 19 from 1:30 – 2:30pm

  • Reilly Kincaid (SOC PhD student & JMK Lab Manager).
    • Preliminary results from her dissertation study “Income, Hours, or Enjoyment: How Gender, Social Class, and Children’s Ages Shape What “Good” Parents are Expected to Prioritize”
  • Hanna Sistek (POL PhD student).
    • Idea for a new experiment on “Polarization Incentives for Disinformation: Experimental Evidence”

Thurs. May 4 from 12:00 – 1:00pm

  • Jay Targett (SOC & POL undergraduate student & JMK Lab RA).
    • Honor thesis experiment idea “Intersectional Inequalities in Hiring: The Effects of Gender and a Criminal Record”
  • Trent Mize (SOC Assoc Prof & JMK Lab Co-Director).
    • Preliminary results from survey experiment “Who is the Generalized Other? Determining Who Americans Think ‘Most People’ Are”