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Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium

University of California, Irvine
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
Friday, May 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10:00 to 12:15 – Policymaking from Multiple Perspectives

Session One. Making Policy, Bottom Up
Carmen Izquierdo (Pepperdine University)
State Determinants of Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Natalie Nakamine (UC Irvine)
Does Political Power Affect Policies? Immigrant Political Incorporation and State Immigrant Laws

Session Two. Making policy, Top Down
Rudy Alamillo (UC Riverside)
Chameleon Politics: Social Identity and Racial Cross-Over Appeals

David R. Ayón (Loyola Marymount University)
The Latino Politics of Obama’s 2014 Post-electoral Pivot: Executive Action of Immigration & Cuba Relations

Lunch 12:15 to 1

1:00 – 2:30 – Session Three – Political Activity and Engagement of Ethnic/Racial Groups

Neil Chaturvedi (Seattle University) and Peter Miller (University of Pennsylvania)
Get Out the Early Vote: Minority Use of Convenience Voting, 2004-2012

Min Hee Go (Brooklyn College-CUNY)
Does Christopher Chen Vote More Than Shu-wei Chen? Evidence from Chinese American Voters in New York City

Angela X. Ocampo (UCLA)
Becoming Habitual Participants: Sustained Political Engagement Among Latinos

2:45 – 4:15 – Session Four – Native Responses to Immigration and Racial/Ethnic Empowerment

Ben Bishin (UC Riverside)
Explaining Opinion Backlash: Understanding Public Attitudes Toward Immigrants

Joel Fetzer (Pepperdine University)
The Effect of Anti-Immigration Elite Rhetoric on Ethnic Voting and Racial Violence in Miami, Marseille, and Dublin

Ariela Schachter (Stanford University)
From ‘Them’ to ‘Us’? An Experimental Approach to Measuring Host-Society Assimilation

4:30 – 6:00 – Session Five – Immigrant/Ethnic Identities and the Challenges of Immigrant Incorporation

Shyam K. Sriram (UC Santa Barbara)
An American Tragedy: Bhutanese Refugees, Suicide, and the Struggle to Survive

Jacob Thomas (UCLA)
From ‘Illegal’ to ‘Undocumented’ – The Implications of a Discursive Shift for Ethnic Identity of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants in the U.S.

Youssef Chouhoud (USC)
Are Minorities Intolerant like Everyone Else?: Evidence from a Survey of American Muslims?

6:00pm Reception to follow – Maps distributed at the meeting