Virtual Conference on the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity at UCSB

Event Date: 

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Zoom

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Event Contact: 

Virtual Conference on the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity at UCSB

May 7, 2021, 8:30 AM - 4 PM PST

Sponsored by:

Department of Political Science, UCSB
Division of Social Sciences, UCSB
Migration Initiative, UCSB
Politics of Identity Workshop, UCSB


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Program Details:


8:30-8:45 Opening Remarks and Welcome (Chair: Pei-te Lien, UCSB)

Dean Charlie Hale, Director John Park, Chairwoman Kathleen Bruhn, Prof. Cynthia Kaplan

8:45 - 9:30 Session 1: New Politics of and About Asian Americans (Chair: Natalie Masuoka, UCLA)

Anti-Asian Racial Resentment: Theory and Measurement, D.G. Kim, UCSD

Political Socialization at Work: Asian Americans in the Tech Sector Workplace, Claire Ma, U Penn & Tanika Raychaudhuri, Princeton

Americans Do Not Discriminate Against Doctors Based on Their Race, Charles Crabtree, et al., Dartmouth

9:40 – 10:25 Session 2: Another Look into Black Ideology and Politics (Chair: Jean Beaman, UCSB)

Examining the Utility of the Black Utility Heuristic, Hunter Rendleman, Harvard U, Hakeem Jefferson, Stanford U, and Vincent Hutchings, U Michigan

Black Americans Ideological Diversity: The Role of the Black Church, Chelsea Jones, UCLA  

From Breonna Taylor to George Floyd: Media Framing and the Gendered Threat of Police Violence, Jenn M. Jackson, Syracuse U

10:35 – 11:20 Session 3: Learning Politics for Newcomers and Minorities (Chair: Jessica Lavariega  Monforti, Cal Lutheran U)

Transformed, Converted, or Affirmed? Re-visiting the Nature of Asian American and Latinx Partisanship in the Trump Era, Daniel J. Hopkins, U Penn, Cheryl Kaiser, U Washington, Efrén O. Pérez, UCLA

Asian and Latino American Political Conceptualization: A Dual Concept Model, Bang Quan Zheng, UCLA 

Alienated Activism: Activation, Political Education, and Mobilization, Jordie Davies, U of Chicago

11:30-12:15 Session 4: Protest Against Police Violence and Support for Police (Valerie Martinez-Ebers, U of North Texas)

The Opinion Mobilizing Effect of Social Protest Against Police Violence: Evidence from the 2020 George Floyd Protests, Tyler Reny, Washington U, Ben Newman, UC Riverside

Minority Support for Police, Gabriel Elias & Rudy Alamillo, U New Mexico

Political Coalitions and Conflict Between Asians, Blacks and Latinos, Fan Lu, Queen's U, CAN

Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30 Session 5: Revisiting American Political Development and Role of Interest Groups (Chris Miljanich, UCSB

Racial Justice and the Remainders of U.S. Settler Colonialism, Ron Schmidt, CSU Long Beach

Trying to Mesh All of These Groups into Some Sort of a Force: LCCR and the 2nd Reconstruction, Shamira Gelbman, Wabash College

Defending Undocumented Immigrants in the Age of Grantmaking: MALDEF & the Ford Foundation, Ben Marquez, U of Wisconsin

1:40-2:25 Session 6:  Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Representation and Citizenship (Chair: Nicole Filler, Highline College)

Immigrants, Intersectionality and the Politics of Substantive Representation, Christian Dyogi Phillips, USC & Paru Shah, UW Milwaukee

When Racism and Sexism Benefit Black and Female Politicians, Max/Hui Bai, U Minnesota

Social Status and Gendered Pathways to Citizenship, Jeannette Money & Sara Kazemian, UC Davis

2:35-3:20 Session 7: Sources of Support for and Impacts of Immigration Policy & Enforcement (Chair: John Park, UCSB)

Cultural Threat, Community Change, and Support for Refugee Admissions, Jesus Rojas-Venzor, UCSD

The Temporal Borders of Latinx Citizenship: Understanding the Influence of IRCA’s Deadline on Latinx Citizenship, Jessica Sarah Taghvaiee, UC Irvine

The Threat of Immigration Enforcement and Pro-Black Attitudes Among Latinx's, Crystal Robertson and Marcel Roman, UCLA

3:30-4:00 Closing Session: Advancing Racial Justice and a More Inclusive Democracy: A Health-checkup of the Biden Administration