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

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.

Friday, January 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM-3:30 PM (MST)

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9:00-9:15am | Opening Remarks and Welcome, Rodney Hero & Francisco Pedraza

9:15–10:35am Session 1: The Politics of Ideas and Identities
(Moderator: Francisco I. Pedraza)

9:15-9:35am (Re)Producing Mexican Americans: Inter-Ethno-Racial Intimacies and Anti-Blackness.
Bianca Sofia Rubalcava, UC Irvine

9:35-9:55am Paradoxical Politics? White Backlash, Colorblindness, and the Articulation of Latinx Republican Identity.
Roger Cadena, Notre Dame

9:55-10:15am Racialized and Polarized: The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Identity on Partisan Affect Among Black and White Voters.
Raquel Centeno, USC

10:15-10:35am The Alignment of Intolerance Theory: Theory, Empirics, and Implications.
Youssef Chouhoud, Christopher Newport U.

10:35-10:50am BREAK

10:50–11:50am Session 2: Interest Groups, Policies, and Institutions
(Moderator: Angie Bautista-Chavez)

10:50-11:10am Which Residents Deserve Locally Funded Legal Representation? Contestation Over Local Justice Funds.
Blanca Ramirez, USC

11:10-11:30am Everyday Illegality, Everyday Organizing: The Birth and Development of Migrant Advocacy Organizations.
Ramon Garibaldo Valdez, Yale U.

11:30-11:50am Navigating Native Hawaiian Voices: Analyzing Conflicting Reports on Mauna Kea’s Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).
Leilani DeLude, Hawaii Pacific U.
Ngoc Phan, Hawaii Pacific U.

12:00-1:00pm LUNCH

1:00 – 2:20pm Session 3: Voting and Representation
(Moderator: Narayani Lasala-Blanco)

1:00-1:20pm Reliable Representatives: Racial Minority Interest Groups (RMIG) Lobbying Topics and Salient Issues.
Nhat-Dang Do, UC San Diego

1:20-1:40pm Blocking Votes in the Bible Belt; Analyzing the Impact of Voter Reform Policies on the Electoral Functions of the Black Church.
Chelsea Jones, UCLA

1:40-2:00pm District Selection and Racial Identity: Determinants for Voting in the Colombian Congress’ Black District.
Mateo Villamizar-Chaparro, Duke U.
Cristina Echeverri Pineda, Pontificia U. Javeriana

2:10 – 3:10pm Session 4: Effects of Policy and Place
(Moderator: Angel L. Molina, Jr.)

2:10-2:30pm Penalty of Party on Black Homeownership: The Impacts of Judicial Institutional Settings on the Black Political Economy.
Kendrick Roberson, Pepperdine

2:30-2:50pm The Effect of Bilingual Bans on Integration Outcomes for Linguistic Minorities.
Samuel Williams, UC San Diego

2:50-3:10pm Politics of Displacement: The Changing Geography of the Latino Population and their Perception of Political Parties.
Alejandro Contreras, Brown U.
David Herrera, Brown U.

3:10-3:30pm Concluding Remarks and Discussion, and Announcements