Milwaukee Area Political Science Seminar (MAPSS)


The Milwaukee Area Political Science Seminar (MAPSS) is a joint research venture between the Political Science Departments at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University, aimed at increased scholarly interaction across the city of Milwaukee. Seminars are usually held on the second Friday of each month, at 11:30am, alternating between UWM and Marquette University. 

Spring 2020 Scheduele

The Marquette University Political Science Department, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Political Science Department is pleased to announce the fall schedule for the Milwaukee Area Political Science Seminar (MAPSS). All presentations will be held on Fridays at 11:30am. You are welcome to bring lunch. We will provide snacks and beverages. We will announce the rooms where the seminar sessions take place in the lead-up to each presentation.

February 7th @ UWM  - Phil Rocco (Marquette University) "Counting Like a State: The Politics of Partnership in the 2020 Census."

February 28th @ Marquette - Monika Nalepa (University of Chicago) "Identifying the Causal Effect of Truth Commissions on the Quality of Democratic Representation"

March 27th @ Marquette - Andrew Thompson (Northwestern University) "Clear and Present Danger? How Group Threat Shapes Opinions and Perceptions" 

April 24th @ UWM - Loren Collingwood (University of California, Riverside) "Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge"


Fall 2019 Schedule 

September 20: Julia Azari, "Weak Parties, Strong Partisanship," Venue: UWM

October 11 (Wilder-Crane Talk): David Peterson (Iowa State), "The Public Policy Agenda of State Legislatures: A Deep Quantification Learning Approach," Venue: UWM

October 18: Ivan Ascher (UWM), "Corrupting the Youth," Venue: Marquette

November 8 (Wilder-Crane Talk): Jessica Trounstine (UC, Merced), "You Won’t Be my Neighbor: Attitudes Underlying Segregation," Venue: UWM

December 13: Mark Berlin (Marquette), Venue: Marquette


Contact this year’s organizers Paru Shah ( or Brian Palmer-Rubin (