The Political Violence and Its Legacies (PVL) Workshop coordinators are excited to continue the work of our interdisciplinary community. This semester we will be using our workshop as a platform to showcase and advance the scholarship of Yale’s own extraordinary graduate students (as well as one of our wonderful faculty members and coordinators). 

Our workshop’s norms:  

  • All members are expected to have read the circulated papers ahead of the workshop, to minimize presentation time and maximize feedback time. 
  • Laptops and phones are strictly forbidden in our space, as a sign of respect for our presenters and colleagues. 

We pride ourselves in creating a collegiate and productive environment; we have no doubt this year we’ll carry on this tradition!

See our schedule below. As always, it’s subject to change, so make sure to check our emails periodically. 

FALL 2022 PVL Workshop

The Workshop meets at 3:30PM in HQ, Room TBD. First Session will meet 

Sep. 8 - Jesse Driscoll (UC San Diego/University of Ottawa), “The Russian Spring Reconsidered,”  Excerpt from Book Manuscript, Ukraine’s Unnamed War (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) 

Sep. 22 - Yukiko Koga (Yale University), TBD Title

Oct. 13 - Morgan Galloway (Yale University), “ ‘May God Have Mercy On This Country’: Political Participation Through Memorial Practices”

Nov. 3 - Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer (University of Oslo), “Cheater’s Dilemma: Iraq, WMD and the 2003 War.” 

Nov. 10 - Nick Cheesman (Australian National University), “Lessons from Thailand on the Difficulty of Writing About Torture”

Dec. 1- Sophia Dawkins (Yale University), TBD Title

Please email  PVL Grad Student Coordinator Ramon Garibaldo Valdez ( with any questions.