SPIRE Conference Schedule
Monday May 18th, 2015 at Vanderbilt University
All events take place Commons 349, in the Vanderbilt Political Science Department
8:30-9:00 am, Complimentary continental breakfast (Locations: Embassy Suites lobby and Commons 349)
9:00-9:45 am, John Garcia, " La Raza, y Las Razas: Constructing a Broader Race Related Environment among Latinos"
(University of Michigan & ICPSR)
9:45-10:30am, Vincent Hutchings, Hakeem Jefferson, Neil Lewis Jr., and Nicole Yadon, "The Color of Our Skin and the Content of Our Politics"
(University of Michigan)
10:30-10:45am- Break (refreshments available in Commons 349)
10:45- 11:30– Consuelo Amat Matus, Suparna Chaudhry, and Vesla Weaver,
11:30- 1:00pm- Lunch (Location: Commons 349)
1:00-1:45 pm, Melanye Price, "The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Utility of Race"
1:45-2:30 pm, John Griffin and Brian Newman, “The Presidency and Political Equality”
(University of Colorado and Pepperdine University)
2:30-2:45 pm, Break (refreshments available in Commons 349)
2:45-3:30 pm, Jeronimo Cortina, "Not in My Front Yard: The Impact of Spatial Proximity on Attitudes Toward Building a Fence Along the Texas-Mexico Border"
(University of Houston)
3:30-4:15, Chryl Laird, "Black Like Me: How Political Communication Changes Racial Group Identification and Its Implications"
(Saint Louis University)
4:15-4:30 pm, Break (refreshments available in Commons 349)
4:30-5:45 pm, Roundtable- Bridging the American and Comparative Politics REP Gap
(Cindy Kam, Rahsaan Maxwell, and Liz Zechmeister)
6:00 pm - Dinner (Location: Bound’ry, walking distance from Vanderbilt campus and