Conferences and Talks

The DeVOTE project team continuously presents the findings of the data collection through multiple channels, such as conferences, workshops, blog entries, news articles and more. To keep updated, please follow us on Twitter and re-visit our website.

logo 180th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference

Date: April 13-16, 2023

The Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association took place on 13th-16th April in Chicago, Illinois. Two team members attended on behalf of the DeVOTE Project: María Belén Abdala presented the working papers "How would you like to vote?" and "Vital Victories and Disastrous Defeats: Outgroup Vote Delegitimization, Affective Polarization and Acceptance of Election Results", and Anna Lia Brunetti discussed the working papers "Election integrity, electoral participation and the meanings of voting" and "Voting meanings and Political participation".

logo 1The Electoral Psychology Observatory (EPO) - London

Date: February 02, 2023

The Electoral Psychology Observatory (EPO) led by Prof. Michael Bruter and Prof. Sarah Harrison invited the DeVOTE project (Cal Le Gall) for a discussion of their ERC project on the occasion of its 3rd anniversary. The event took place in the Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom and Cal Le Gall discussed the findings of EPO on the state of electoral hostility and its key symptoms in major democracies including the US, UK, France, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, and South Korea.

 logo 1 What we (Don't) Know About Voting and Why it Matters: Citizen Meanings of Voting

Date: December 9, 2022

Ming Manuel Boyer presented at the Dutch Political Psychology Meeting, hosted by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research at the University of Amsterdam their working paper with Carolina Plescia, Cal Le Gall, Maria B. Abdala and Anna Lia Brunetti.

logo pacte cmjn Meanings of voting: What we (don't) know about voting and why it matters

Date: December 2, 2022

The Governance research team at Pacte laboratory invited Cal Le Gall for a presentation during their weekly seminar. Cal Le Gall presented two working papers at this occasion: “The emergence and content of citizens’ meanings of voting: An analysis of focus groups and individual interviews” co-authored with Carolina Plescia and Maria B. Abdala, and "What we (don't) know about voting and why it matters" with Carolina Plescia, Maria B. Abdala, Anna Lia Brunetti and Ming Boyer.

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In It to Win It? The Role of Citizen Meanings of Voting in the Winner Loser Gap of Diffuse Political Support

Date: December 1, 2022

Carolina Plescia presented their working paper with Ming M. Boyer and Anna Lia Brunetti  ‘In It to Win It? The Role of Citizen Meanings of Voting in the Winner Loser Gap of Diffuse Political Support‘ at the Ciència Política of the University of Barcelona.

Anna9th European Communication Conference

Date: October 19-22, 2022

For the ECREA 2022 conference in Aarhus, the theme “Rethink Impact” is suggested as a frame for discussing how research, academic education, and training interact with, impact on and reflect society. Ming Boyer presents the working paper “Negative campaigns, negative votes? How negative and dirty campaigning impacts citizens' meanings of voting”.  


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Date: September 15-18, 2022

The 2022 conference theme is “Rethink, Restructure, and Reconnect: Towards A Post-Pandemic Political Science.” Ming Boyer presents the working paper “A Social Identity Perspective on Negative Campaigning: Effects of Positive, Negative and “Dirty” Campaigning by Ingroup and Outgroup Parties” at the APSA Pre-Conference in Political Communication. Anna Lia Brunetti presents the working paper “Political Support and Citizen Meanings of Voting”. 

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ECPR General Conference

Date: August 22-26, 2022

The General Conference is a prestigious global stage that promotes innovative thinking, facilitates rich discussions and nurtures the development of research across all sub-disciplines of political science. Ming Boyer presents the working paper on “Negative campaigns, negative votes? How perceptions of political campaigns impact citizens’ meanings of voting”.

Cal Le GallThe 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

Date: July 14-17, 2022

The conference theme is “Democracy as an Achievement: Recognizing Tensions, Challenges, and Aspirations through Political Psychology.” Cal Le Gall presents the working paper on “The emergence and content of citizens’ meanings of voting: An analysis of focus groups and individual interviews”.

modif zzitaChallenges of Electoral Integrity Around the Globe – Virtual Conference of EIP

Date: July 4-8, 2022

This workshop brings together academics and practitioners to discuss current challenges of electoral integrity around the globe. María Belén Abdala presents the working paper on “Election integrity and the meanings of voting”.

 csm Carolina Plescia C Parente Antonietta 1d68d2a735Will the Orbán Regime Survive or Fall? Roundtable on the 2022 Hungarian Elections

Date: March 29, 2022

Invited experts discuss the chance of survival or fall of Orbán's competitive authoritarian regime. Carolina Plescia showcases the project’s aim, and fresh evidence on data collected in Hungary.


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