Shane A. Gleason

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Idaho State University

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Conference Participation



  • "A Network of Friends: Citations Between State Supreme Court Justices." (with Kristen Renberg), Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2018.

  • "Leaders and Followers: Mapping the State Supreme Court Citation Network." (with Scott A. Comparato and Christine M. Bailey), Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, Columbus, OH, June 2017.

  • It's Who You Are and How You Say It: The Psychology of Gender in Attorney Success at the Supreme Court." (with Jennifer J. Jones and Jessica Rae McBean), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2016.

  • "Mr. Justice Ginsburg? The Psychology of Gender and Success at the U.S. Supreme Court," (with Jennifer J. Jones, Aditi Ahlawat, and Jessica Rae McBean), Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boise, ID, October 2015.

  • "Individual-Level Determinants of State Attorney General Amicus Curiae Brief Participation," Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

  • "Examining Influence within the State Supreme Court Citation Network," (with Scott Comparato), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2015.

  • "State Supreme Court Decisions and Shared Networking: The Citation of Education Finance Cases," (with Robert Howard), Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV April, 2015.

  • "Gender and Success at the Supreme Court," (with Aditi Ahlawat and Jessica McBean), Gender & Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference, Pocatello, ID March, 2015.

  • "State Supreme Courts and Shared Networking: The Diffusion of Education Policy" (with Robert Howard), American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2014.

  • “The Importance of Context and Opinion Author Identity in State Supreme Court Citation Networks” (with Scott Comparato), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

  • “Asking Many, Many Sensitive Questions: A “Person-Count” Method for Social Desirability Bias” (with J. Tobin Grant and Ruth Moon), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

  • “The Rising Tide of Amateurs in Gubernatorial Elections” (with John A. Hamman and Christopher T. Stout), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

  • “The Structural and Personal Determinants of Political Disagreement in Social Groups” (with William Eveland, Scott McClurg, and Hyunjin Song), Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

  • "It's All In What You Say and How You Say It: The Strategic Nature of State Attorney General Amicus Curiae Brief Content." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2013.

  • "Lobbying Together: State Attorney General Amicus Curiae Coalitions." Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, Bloomington, IN, June 2013. --Nominated for Best Paper Presented by a Graduate Student

  • "Influencing the Law From Afar: State Supreme Court Citation Networks" (with Scott Comparato). Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, Bloomington, IN, June 2013.

  • “The State Attorney General Goes to Washington: Examining When State Attorneys General File Amicus Curiae Briefs.” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2013.

  • “A Network Model of State Supreme Court Citations” (with Scott Comparato). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2013.

  • “Riding back from the sunset: the re-emergence of candidates for high level elected office” (with John A. Hamman and Charles DiStefano). Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 2013.

  • “Balancing Budgets and Briefs: Solicitor General Responsiveness to Congressional Preferences” (with Chris Nicholson). Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 2013.

  • “A New Method for Asking Many, Many Sensitive Questions” (with J. Tobin Grant and Ruth Moon). Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

  • ““Mr. Congressman, Can you Spare a Dime?” The Solicitor General’s Amicus Briefs and Congressional Budgeting” (Poster) (with Chris Nicholson) American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 2012 (meeting canceled due to weather).

  • “A Network Analysis of State Supreme Court Citations” (with Scott Comparato). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • “Who’s Empowering Who?: A Quasi-Experimental Approach to Black Elected Officials and Political Efficacy” (with Christopher Stout). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2012.

  • “Friends of the Court’s Friends: State Attorney General Amicus Coalitions.” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2012.

  • “Friend of the Court, Friend of the People? The Solicitor General and Litigant Status.” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2011.

  • “The Solicitor General and Litigant Status in Amicus Curiae Briefs: Political, Legal, and Administrative Considerations.” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2011.

  • “Tracking American Evangelical Politics: Collecting Data on Evangelical Interest Groups” (with J. Tobin Grant, Daniel Bennett, Emily Carroll, and Ruth Moon). Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2010.