Plenary Session


Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Special Panel on Methods for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Marisa Abrajano (UCSD)

Allison Harris (Yale University)


Special Panel on Methods for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Chair: Cassy Dorff (Vanderbilt University)


Co-Host: Mikaela Karstens (Penn State University)

Join our speakers Marisa Abrajano and Allison Harris for an engaging talk about methods for the study of diversity, with a focus on the politics of race and ethnicity. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. The link to join the Zoom webinar will be updated for the day of the event.

Measuring Race and Ethnicity with Applications to Discrimination

Marisa A. Abrajano (UCSD)

Marisa A. Abrajano
Bio: Marisa Abrajano is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests focuses on racial/ethnic inequalities in the political system, particularly with political participation, voting and campaigns, and the mass media. She is the author of several books, the most recent one entitled Talking Politics: Political Discussion Networks and the New American Electorate (with Taylor Carlson and Lisa Garcia Bedolla), published by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is also the co-author of White Backlash: Immigration, Race and American Politics (with Zoltan Hajnal), published by Princeton University Press in 2015. It received the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Award for the best book on Race and Politics in 2015. Her other award winning book, Campaigning to the New American Electorate: Television Advertising to Latinos , was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. She is also the author of New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America (with R. Michael Alvarez) published by Princeton University Press in 2012. Her other work has been published in leading journals in political science.

Measuring Racial Diversity in U.S. Institutions

Allison P. Harris (Yale University)

Allison Harris
Bio: Allison P. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a Research Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies. She conducts research in American politics with a specialization in law and courts. Prof. Harris’ current research agenda investigates the ways in which institutional change affects disparities in institutional outcomes, specifically within the criminal legal system. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Prof. Harris was an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University (2017-2019) and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University (2016-2017).

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