SPIRE -- Symposium on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity -- is an annual one-day conference that rotates among universities.
The goal of SPIRE is to provide a constructively-critical space in which faculty and graduate students can workshop their in-progress research on the politics of immigration, race, and ethnicity, as well as opportunities for networking and mentoring among scholars at all career stages who are working on these topics.
We welcome proposals to present research on these topics from all disciplines, subfields, and methodological approaches, including but not limited to topics such as: race and representation, the politics of racial inequality; race and political development; gender and politics; political behavior; social movements and opinion; immigration politics and policy; racial capitalism; and immigrant socialization and participation. We welcome especially work that examines immigration, race, and ethnicity as they intersect with the politics of, e.g., indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
The next Symposium on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity (SPIRE) will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 at Yale University in New Haven, CT.