Dates for 2021 Online Summer School
The Summer School will be live online from 22nd - 26th February 2021!
Thank you to all our 2021 IPSA-USP Summer School Participants!
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2022!

2021 summer school update

For 2021, the IPSA-USP Summer School has been adapting – like everyone else! – to offer a special online format that continues to give students new opportunities to learn and improve their research.

The Summer School took place from 22nd – 26th February 2021 as a series of targeted workshops to help students develop and refine their research projects.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2022!


IPSA-USP Summer school


Dec 2020

Online Applications
are open

Dec 2020
15th January, 2021

Applications with
abstracts are due

15th January, 2021
31st January, 2021

Final Research
Papers are due

31st January, 2021
22nd-26th February 2021

Summer School Online!

22nd-26th February 2021

Summer School 2021 Daily Topics

Monday 22nd –       Comparative Historical Methods, Matthew Lange and Derek Beach 

Tuesday 23rd –       Comparative Research Design, Allyson Benton and Glauco Peres da Silva

Wednesday 24th – Causal Inference and Experiments, Florian Foos, Mark Pickup and Jonathan Phillips

Thursday 25th –     Surveys and Public Opinion, Bruno Cautrès and Laron Williams

Friday 26th –           Time-Series and Panel data, Guy Whitten, Andrew Philips, and Lorena Barberia

2021 Online Format

This year, to maximize the opportunities for learning, the Summer School will offer workshops on key methodologies.

All sessions will be conducted online on Zoom in English.


Morning Sessions (11.00-13.00 São Paulo time): Faculty will provide an applied overview of the research topic, with key concepts, methodologies and practical tips to apply in your research.


Afternoon Sessions (14.30-16.00 São Paulo time): Faculty will discuss participating students’ research papers from the same methodological area, highlighting how conceptual and theoretical issues can be applied to the specific paper, and providing feedback and suggestions to help improve students’ work. 

Open Roundtable Webinars (17.30 São Paulo time, on selected days to be confirmed):

In addition to the closed workshops, we will also be hosting broader roundtable discussions online which will be broadcast live online to all.

Tuesday February 23rd, 17.30 São Paulo time: 
“The Challenges of Teaching and Learning Methods in the Virtual Classroom during the COVID-19 Pandemic ” (Register to participate here)
  • Chair: Glauco Peres da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Stanford University
  • Dr. Cameron Wimpy, Arkansas State University
  • Allyson Benton, City, University of London
  • Jonathan Phillips, Universidade de São Paulo
Wednesday, February 24th, 17:30 São Paulo time: 

“The Methodological Challenges of the Dynamics of the Pandemic in Brazil: A Dialogue across the Disciplines” (to be conducted in Portuguese, Register to participate here)

  • Chair: Lorena Barberia, Department of Political Science, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Natalia S. Bueno, Department of Political Science, Emory University
  • Márcia Castro, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Roberto Kraenkel, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • Pedro Peixoto, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Universidade de São Paulo  (USP)
Thursday, February 25th, 17:30 São Paulo time: 
“Methodological Challenges of Research on the COVID-19 Pandemic” (Register to participate here)
  • Chair: Guy D. Whitten, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
  • Lonna Atkeson, Department of Political Science, University of New Mexico
  • Jeff Gill, Department of Government and Department of Mathematics & Statistics, American University
  • Alison Post, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
  • Jason Seawright, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

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