Yale 2012

SPIRE Conference Schedule

Friday, October 12, 2012 at Yale University

 All events take place at 77 Prospect St., with the presentations in Room A001.

8:30-9:00 am, Continental breakfast (Location: lobby)


9:00-9:40 am, When is Racial Polarization Not Racial Bias? Eric Juenke and David Kelly (Michigan State University)

9:40-10:20 am, The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes Toward Immigrants Dan Hopkins (Georgetown University)


10:20-10:40 am, Break - refreshments available in room A001


10:40-11:20 am, Candidates or Influence? Reevaluating the Role of Race in Voter Turnout Bernard Fraga (Harvard University)

11:20-12:00 pm, The Consequences of Racial Imagery in Political Advertisements LaFleur Stephens (University of Michigan/MIT)

12:00-1:00pm, Lunch in room A001

1:00-1:40 pm, The Diffusion of Diaspora Engagement Policies: A Latin American Agenda Alexandra Delano (The New School University)

1:40-2:20 pm, Making the State Pay: Race and the politicization of crime in cross-national perspective Lisa Miller (Rutgers University)


2:20-2:40 pm, Break - refreshments available in room A001


2:40-3:20 pm, Defecting from the Group Norm: How African Americans Make Tradeoffs between Their Racial Group Interest and Self-Interest Ismail White (Ohio State University)

3:20-4:00 pm, Does the Context Fit the Outcome?: When (or Where) Racial Context Should Affect Politics Cara Wong (University of Illinois)


4:00-4:30 pm, Break


4:30-5:30 pm, Roundtable- Frontiers of Race and Immigration Research:  How can we innovate race-related research? (Chris Zepeda-Millán, Dan Hopkins, Tatishe Nteta, and Stella Rouse)


5:30 pm - Dinner on site

Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms on October 11-12 at the New Haven Omni. To make a reservation at the Omni call (203) 772-6664 and indicate that your reservation is part of the political science conference that weekend. The cost for the rooms should be $200/night for both single and double rooms. After September 19th they will release the rooms to the general public. Because that is likely to be a busy weekend in New Haven, please be sure to register 

The conference hotel is located in downtown New Haven, about half a mile from the conference, which will be 77 Prospect Street in the building that houses Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS).  The following link can be used to map walking directions between the hotel and ISPS where the conference events will be held.

Parking Information: Arrangements have been made for participants to park in the Prospect Sachem Garage, Ingalls Rink (Near the corner of Prospect Street and Sachem Street in New Haven):

Use “202 Prospect St., New Haven, CT" to locate the parking lot on a GPS device. Enter the code provided in the email sent to you with event details. You have access to the garage from Friday, October 12 – Saturday, the 13th.

Travel information: Please see this link for detailed information from the Yale Transportation Office, http://to.yale.edu/