MPOSS is a Zoom seminar series on minority politics in comparative politics, American politics, and political psychology. We take a broad perspective on what kind of research falls within the scope of Minority Politics. Social scientists have long been involved in studying the ways that groups define themselves according to national origin, ethnicity, religion, race, caste, tribe, region, gender, and/or class markers. All of those who are interested in learning more about groups, defined alongside these dynamic lines, will find a home in this seminar series.
Talks are at 9 am PST, 12p EST, and 6p CET. They are 1 hour long, with a 40-45 minute zoom presentation and a 15 minute question and answer session. We aim to bring together interested folks from different regions, continents, and subfields to participate in these workshops. ALL are welcome!
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May 11: Special panel on China’s Uyghur Genocide with Kuzzat Altay (President of the Uyghur American Association), Rushan Abbas (President of the Campaign for Uyghurs), Arslan Hidayat (General Secretary of the Uyghur Revival Association), Sean Roberts (George Washington University, Author of “The War on Uyghurs”), Zumretay Arkin (Program & Advocacy Manager at the Word Uyghur Congress), and Kate Cronin-Furman (UCL Department of Political Science)
May 25: Yoshiko Herrera, “The Sunny Side of Essentialism: Race and jazz in contemporary Russia”
June 1: LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, “Backlash Effect? White Americans’ Reactions to Racial Disparities in COVID-19”
June 8: Julian Rucker, “Structurally Unjust: Lay Beliefs about Racism and Responses to Racial Inequality in Criminal Justice”
March 16: Bhumi Purohit, “Can Minority Politicians Get Work Done? Evidence of Implicit and Explicit Bias from Bureaucrats in India”
March 9: Dilan Okcuoglu, “Demographic Control in Practice: Everyday Politics of Land and Property Relations in Turkey’s Kurdistan”
November 17: Jasmine Smith, Jared Clemons, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Miguel Martinez, Leann McLaren and Ismail White, “Willing but Unable: Reassessing the Effects of Racial Group Consciousness on Black Political Participation”
September 29: (Max) Hui Bai, “When racism and sexism benefit Black and female politicians: Politicians’ ideology moderates prejudice’s effect more than politicians’ demographic background” | Slides | Video
September 3: Book editor’s roundtable with representatives from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, Columbia University Press, and Temple University Press | Video
August 6: Nkemka Anyiwo, “We Gon’ Be Alright: Racism, Media, & the Sociopolitical Development of Black Youth”
July 23: Adeline Lo, Scott Williamson, Claire Adida, Melina Platas, Lauren Prather, and Seth Werfel, “Increasing Immigrant Inclusion: Family History, Empathy, and Immigration in the United States” | video