IU 2014

SPIRE Conference Schedule

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Indiana University, Bloomington

9:30-10:00am            Continental Breakfast (Location: Rawles Room)


10:00-10:45am          Immigrant Political Ambition: New American Leaders and the Quest for Political Office

                                  Paru Shah and Tyler Reny (University of Wisconsin and University of Washington)


10:45-11:30am           Between the Experiment and the Election: The Moderating Effects of Party Support on Racial Bias and Vote Choice (instrument)

                                  Eric Juenke, William Isaac, and Katherine Morris (Michigan State University)

11:30am-12:45pm      Lunch (Location: TBA)


12:45-1:30pm             Mirrored Threat: Political Responses to Denigrating Group Messages in the Media

                                  Vanessa Cruz (University of Michigan)


1:30-2:15pm               A Call to Arms: Racial Prejudice and White Opinion on Gun Control

                                  Alexandra Filindra and Noah Kaplan (University of Illinois-Chicago)


 2:15-2:30pm              Break - refreshments available in the Rawles Room

2:30-3:15pm               A New Realignment? Using Citizenship Status to Affect the Political Landscape and Black-Latino Relations

                                  Claudia Sandoval (University of Chicago)


3:15-4:00pm              Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Self-Reported Items on Likelihood of Migration

                                 Sergio Wals (University of Nebraska)


 4:00-4:15pm             Break

4:15-5:45pm              Author Meets Critics- Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

                                  Ricardo Ramírez (University of Notre Dame)

6:00pm                      Dinner (Location: TBA)

*This event is generously sponsored by the IU College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society in (CRRES)

Hotel Information: Attendees are able to receive a discounted rate at the Biddle Hotel and Conference Center at the Indiana Memorial Union on campus. Room rates between March 14th-Martch 15th are $125-189 + tax depending on the room. To make reservations call 1-800-209-8145/812-855-2526. Use group code SPIRE. A complimentary parking pass is included in the room rate. For more information on the hotel use this link. Please note that in order to obtain the group rate, reservations must be made by Feb 21, 2014.

Travel Information: The closest airport to IU is Indianapolis. Various shuttles and and bus services between the airport and the campus are available. Please see this link for more information on ground transportation to and from the airport as well as bus travel from Chicago. Please see this link for car directions from various nearby locations.