Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium

PRIEC 2022

@University of Texas at Austin

November 18–19, 2022

Joe C. Thompson Conference Center

2405 Robert Dedman Drive


08:00 – 09:00

Location: LBJ School of Public Affairs (2315 Red River Street) – Ground Floor

Opening Remarks 

09:00 – 09:15

Dan Brinks (University of Texas at Austin Government Department Chair)

Amy Liu (Politics of Race and Ethnicity Lab Co-Director)

Panel 1: Representation 

09:15 – 10:45

Natasha Altema McNeely (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley) – “Evaluating the Pursuit of Black Policy Interests in Non-majority Black Cities Governed by Black Female Mayors: The Case of Washington, D.C.”

Andrew Janusz (University of Florida) – “District Magnitude’s Effects on Descriptive Representation in Brazil”

Sara Sadhwani (Pomona College) – “Namaste USA: Indian American Attitudes toward Descriptive Representation”

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:00

Panel 2: Unpacking Intersectionality

10:45 – 11:00

Jay Kao (Loyola University) – “Racial versus Linguistic Boundaries: Attitudes towards and Experiences of the Southeast Asian and Mainland Chinese ‘New Residents’ in Taiwan”

Angie Ocampo (University of Pittsburgh) – “Multiple Identities Among Latinos

Bianca Vicuna (University of California, Los Angeles) – “Intersectional Politics: The Indirect Effect of Group Efficacy and Subgroup External Political Efficacy on Latina’s Attitudes Towards Women’s Issues”


Working Lunch: 2022 Election and Texas Politics Roundtable

12:30 – 13:45

Natasha Altema McNeely (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley)
Sergio Garcia-Rios (University of Texas at Austin)
Dongkyu Kim (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley)
Mi-Son Kim (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley)
David Leal (University of Texas at Austin)

Moderator: Angela Gutierrez (University of Texas at Austin)

Coffee Break

13:45 – 14:00

Panel 3: Politics and Mobilization

14:00 – 15:30

Michael Nojeim (Prairie View A&M University) and Alexander Goodwin (University of North Texas) – “The ‘Poli Sci Posse:’ Voting Rights and Student Activism at Prairie View A&M University

Joel Sawat Selway (Brigham Young University) – “Style of Nationalism and Susceptibility to Ethnic Mobilization”

Adriano Udani (University of Missouri – St. Louis) – “The Co-Pursuit of Dignity: The Role of Accompaniment and Mutual Assistance in Liminal Legality”

Coffee Break

15:30 – 15:45

Panel 4: Black Politics and Racialization of Institutions

15:45 – 17:15

Meghan Wilson (Michigan State) – “Betting on Black: Emergency Management’s Hedges on the Marginalized”

Chelsea Jones (University of California, Los Angeles) – “Taking Back the Ballot: The Black Church as a Critical Countermobilizer Against Rampant Voter Suppression

Jasmine Smith (George Washington University) – “Electability Politics: How Black Americans Vote in Primary Elections”

Free Time

17:15 – 18:00

Cocktail Hour: Poster Session

18:00 – 19:00

Location: Clay Pitt (1601 Guadalupe Street) – Second Floor

Sonja Castañeda Dower (University of Chicago) – “State-Making, Secession, and the Conquest of Illegibility: Renaming Indigenous People in the U.S., 1890-1910”
Discussant: Roberto Carlos (University of Texas at Austin)

Lesly Chávez-Valencia (University of Texas at Austin) – “A Lineage of Alienation: The Impact of Surveillance System Avoidance on Education Attainment of Children of Undocumented Immigrants in the United States”
Discussant: Angela Gutierrez (University of Texas at Austin)

Aime Hogue Rovelo (University of Missouri – Columbia) and Aryanna Hyde (University of Missouri – Columbia) – “Why does corrective information have a muted effect on immigration attitudes?”
Discussant: Bernard Fraga (Emory University)

Aikol Ismailova (University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley) – “Precarious times for Central Asian migrants working in Russia”
Discussant: Roman Hlatky (University of North Texas)

Neha Jangeti (University of North Texas) – “Indian Non-Immigrant Work Experience in The US Information Technology (IT) Sector”
Discussant: Angela Ju (St. Edward’s University)

Franshelly M. Martinez-Ortiz (The Ohio State University) – “Trump & Facebook: The Effectiveness of #CrookedHillary in the Electorate in 201600”
Discussant: Nazita Lajevardi (Michigan State University)

Shayla Olson (University of Michigan) – “Preaching on Race: The Influence of Church Context on Political Sermon Content”
Discussant: Eric McDaniel (University of Texas at Austin)

Kelsey Osborne-Garth (Michigan State University) – “American Identity and US Race Relations”
Discussant: Tyler Reny (Claremont Graduate University)

Gisela Pedroza-Jauregui (Cornell University) – “If Given the Opportunity, Who Runs for Political Office?”
Discussant: Walter Wilson (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Marissa Rivera (Cornell University) – “License to Kill: The Impact of Racial Representation and Police Department Policies on Fatal Shootings of African Americans”
Discussant: Danielle Clealand (University of Texas at Austin)

Ikromjon Tuhtasunov (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) – “Effects of migration on political attitudes: evidence from the Green Card lottery”
Discussant: Sergio Garcia-Rios (University of Texas at Austin)

Laura Uribe (University of California, San Diego) – “The Elements of Latinidad”
Discussant: Angela Ocampo (University of Texas at Austin)

Allison Verrilli (University of Texas at Austin) – “New Faces Changing Spaces: How Urban Political Behavior Shapes Processes of Gentrification”
Discussant: Mirya Holman (Tulane University)


19:00 – 21:00

Location: Clay Pitt (1601 Guadalupe Street) – Second Floor

End of Day 1.


07:30 – 08:00

Location: LBJ School of Public Affairs (2315 Red River Street) – Ground Floor

Panel 5: Dimensions of Citizenship
08:30 – 10:00

Adrienne Scott (Cornell University) – “The Social: Attitudes and Perceptions of Black Equality

Kelsey Shoub (University of Massachusetts Amherst) – “The Racialization of the United States Supreme Court? Examining Changes in Public Opinion Toward SCOTUS Over Time

Jeremy Siow (Washington University in St. Louis) – “Bilingual Education Reduces Ethnic Outgroup Discrimination Through Perspective Taking”-

Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:15
Panel 6: Identity Politics
10:15 – 11:45

Stephanie Chan (Lafayette College) – “Mobilizing the Racial In-Between: The Impact of Discrimination on Asian American Coalition Building”

Geneva Cole (University of Chicago) – “White Identity and Support for Racially Inclusive Political Projects”

Risa Toha (Wake Forest University) – “The Political Construction of Indigeneity: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia”

Closing Remarks

11:45 – 12:00

Eric McDaniel (Politics of Race and Ethnicity Lab Co-Director)

End of Conference.