PRIEC is an ongoing series of meetings that brings together faculty and graduate students and showcases work-in-progress on racial/ethnic politics and the politics of immigration. The consortium’s main objectives are to provide a forum and a resource for graduate students seeking mentoring and advice, and for faculty to collaborate and receive feedback on ongoing projects.


10:00am – 10:15am Welcome


10:15am – 11:15am Presentations
Tom K. Wong (UC San Diego) “Immigration, White Nationalism, and the Great
Replacement Theory: Who Believes, Why do They Believe, and What can be Done”
Michael Tesler and Samantha Canty (UC Irvine) "For Us or Them? Black Consciousness
and Kamala Harris's Tepid Support from African Americans.”
Angelica Garcia-Mecas (UC Irvine) “Interrogating `Viva La Raza’ and its centering
of the ideal race and gendering for liberation.”


11:30am – 12:00pm Practice Job Talk
John Burnett (UCR) “Indigenous Identity: Theory and Measurement”


12:00pm-12:45pm Presentations
Geidy Mendez (UC Irvine) “How worry and fear in U.S. born Latinx act as informants of political trust can push for more civic engagement”
Minhye Joo (UCR) “How does contact with street-level bureaucrats impact immigrant
political socialization and incorporation?”

12:45pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm Presentations
Spencer Lindsay (U of Notre Dame) “`I alone can fix it’: Racial attitudes, Democracy, and
the Role of Elites.”
Morrey Liedke (UCR) “From Consciousness to Action: Multiple Minorities and Political Demonstration”
Shaun Matiossian, Jessica Geiger, and Tyler Reny (Claremont Graduate U) “Embracing the
Status Hierarchy: How Sexism, Immigration Attitudes, and Prejudice Shaped Non-White
Support for Trump”

2:30pm-2:45pm Coffee Break


2:45pm-3:30pm Presentations
Josefina Morales & Julia Hernandez Neirenberg (UCLA) “Differential Citizenship:
How Abortion Bans Impact Latinas in Their Child-Bearing Years”
Jenn Merolla (UCR), Ivy Cargile (Cal State Bakersfield), Jill Greenlee (Brandeis), Sarah Hayes (Georgetown), and Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Pitzer) "Caretaking and Pandemics: How Caretaking Impacts Policy Opinions"

3:30pm-4:00pm Closing Remarks

Event Details

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  • Queydin Nunez

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