The purpose of SPIRE is to workshop research in progress by both faculty and graduate students on the politics of immigration, race and ethnicity. The goal is to provide constructive feedback for revisions and eventual publication of work. Meetings will also provide opportunities for networking and mentoring between faculty and graduate students.
The first SPIRE meeting was held on October 12, 2012 at Yale University. We have held subsequent meetings at Rutgers University, Indiana University, Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington.