Vanderbildt 2015

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, 

                   From Deportable to Documented: Exploring the Effects of DAPA on the Civic and Political Life of the Undocumented  

                    (Yale University)


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"

                    (Rutgers University)


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