Adam Slez

Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adam Slez recently received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests lie at the intersection of historical and political sociology, spanning a range of topics including the relationship between politics and markets, state-building and the formation of the political field, and the spatial organization of political cleavage structures. Using both spatial data analysis along with more traditional forms of historical inquiry, Adam’s dissertation examined the way in which policies related to the expansion of the railroad network contributed to patterns of third-party mobilization in the American West over the course of the late-19thcentury. His previous work on state and party formation in the United States Constitutional Convention of 1787 has appeared in the American Sociological Review.