Conference: Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)

Event Date: 

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Conference Room
  • 6020 HSSB

PRIEC is an ongoing series of meetings that brings together faculty and graduate students and showcases work-in-progress on racial/ethnic politics and the politics of immigration. The consortium’s main objectives are to provide a forum and a resource for graduate students seeking mentoring and advice, and for faculty to collaborate and receive feedback on ongoing projects.

Faculty and Ph.D. students from seven UC campuses, USC, Cornell, and Notre Dame will be presenting their work.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Department of Asian American Studies, College of Letters and Science, and Research Focus Group on Identity.

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Conference Schedule

11:00-11:15- Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Leila Rupp, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, UCSB
Dr. Bruce Bimber, Chair, Department of Political Science, UCSB

11:15-12:15- Session 1 – Identity formation and Linked Fate

“Who Wants to Be White?: Arab-American Opinion about Census Race Classification” by Youssef Chouhoud, USC

“Proactive or reactive: The role of context and socialization in the formation of group identities among Latinos and Asian Americans” by Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta, UCLA

“Forging ties: the e?ect of discrimination on Asian Americans’ perceptions of common political interests with Latinos” by Fan Lu, UC Davis

“The Role of Linked Fate in Latino Political Participation From 2004 to 2012” by Francisco Jasso, UC Irvine

12:15-1:00- Lunch Break (sandwiches, fruit salad, drinks, cookies served)

1:00-2:00 – Session 2 – Explaining Participation and Tolerance

“Immigrant and Minority ‘Nones’: Politically Isolated or Engaged in Politics?” by Narayani Lasala-Blanco, UCSB and David Leal, UT-Austin

“The Effect of Intergenerational Poverty on Political Participation” by Christine Slaughter, UCLA

“Explaining Immigrants’ Political Participation in Europe: An Identity Politics Approach” by Mike Nicholson, UCSD

“The Online Political Forum Experiment: A Novel Measure of Political Tolerance” by Chanita Intawan, UC Merced

2:00-2:20 – Break

2:20-3:20- Session 3 – Expanding Knowledge of Minority Representation

“The Empowerment Thesis Revisited: Do Asian American voters turnout for Asian American candidates?” by Sara Sadwani, USC

“Examining the Role of Geographical “Hot Spots” in APA and Latino Descriptive Representation” by Rhoanne Esteban, UCSB

“From the Bench to the Ladder: Latina and Latino Careers in Elected Office, 2000-2014” by Ricardo Ramirez, Univ. of Notre Dame

“Legislator Outreach and Minority Representation in State Legislatures” by Erik Hanson, UCLA

3:20-3:40 – Break

3:40-4:40 – Session 4-- Intersectionality Applied

“From “Empty Lands” to “Empty Signifiers”: Nativism, Race, Gender, and National Populism” by Jasmine Yarish, UCSB

“Choosing the Velvet Glove: White Racial Identity and Women Voters in the U.S.” by Jane Junn, USC, and Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, UCLA

“The Effect of Name, Skin Color, and Physiognomy on Evaluations of Latino Candidates” by Danielle Lemi and Jennifer Merolla, UC Riverside

“Impacts of Mandatory Daily Searches on Students in the Los Angeles United School District” by Ana Barba, UCSB, Chicana/o Studies


5:00-6:00- Session 5 – Contours and Impacts of Protests and Community Activism

“Chinatown Resistance: Chinese Youth and Immigrant Mobilization Against Gentrification in Boston and New York City” by Diane Wong, Cornell

“Policing in the City” by Ayobami Laniyonu, UCLA

 “Politicizing Houses of Worship: Buddhist Pagodas as Sites of Confrontation and Contestation among Vietnamese Immigrants and Refugees in Berlin” by Phi Su, UCLA, Sociology

“A Change of Heart? How Protests Shifted Individual-Level Public Opinion on Trump’s Muslim Ban” by Loren Collingwood, Nazita Lajevardi, and Kassra Oskooii, UC Riverside

6:00-7:30- Reception and Buffet Dinner