Minority Politics

Minority Politics

Online Seminar Series


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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Winter 2022 series

Past Talks

  • November 16Amanda Lea Robinson, “The Political Implications of Ethnic Visibility” | Video

  • November 9: Robin Bergh, “Bounded ethnocentrism - The difference between being anti-minority and anti-outgroup” | Video

  • November 2: Vincent Hutchings, “If They Only Knew’: Informing Blacks and Whites about the Racial Wealth Gap” | Video

  • October 26Ada Nina Johnson-Kanu, “Colonial Legacies in State Building: Ethnicity and Bureaucratic Representation in Nigeria” | Video

  • October 19: LaGina Gause and Maneesh Arora, “Black Lives Matter Protests Amidst a Global Pandemic” | Video

  • October 12: Sabina Čehajić-Clancy, “Moral exemplar intervention: A new paradigm for conflict resolution and intergroup reconciliation” | Video

  • September 21: Constantine Manda, “Majority-Minority Politics in the Proposed East African Federation” | Video

  • September 14: Charlton McIlwain, “Carceral Technologies: A Brief History of the Present”

  • September 7: Special panel on Roma communities with Margareta Matache, Senada Sali, and Ioanida Costache | Video

  • August 31: Amanda Sahar d’Urso, “A Boundary of White Inclusion: How Religion Shapes Perceptions of Ethnoracial Assignment” | Video

  • August 24: Neil Hester, “Intersectionality in Social Cognition” | Video

  • August 17: Amy Liu, “Attitudinal Effects of Bilingual Ballot Designs: Evidence from the Republic of Georgia” | Video

  • August 10: Juliane Degner, “Pressured to be Proud? Is there a Link between Perceived Norms and Intergroup Attitudes in Members of Disadvantaged Minority Groups?”

  • June 8: Julian Rucker, “Structurally Unjust: Lay Beliefs about Racism and Responses to Racial Inequality in Criminal Justice” | Video

  • June 1: LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, “Backlash Effect? White Americans’ Reactions to Racial Disparities in COVID-19”

  • May 25: Yoshiko Herrera, “The Sunny Side of Essentialism: Race and jazz in contemporary Russia” | Video

  • May 18: Efrén O. Pérez, Bianca Vicuña, & Crystal Robertson, “Prejudiced When Climbing Up or When Falling Down? Why (Some) People of Color Express Anti-Black Racism” | Video

  • May 11: Special panel on China’s Uyghur Genocide with Kuzzat Altay (President of the Uyghur American Association), Babur Ilchi (Program Director 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 World Uyghur Congress), and Kate Cronin-Furman (UCL Department of Political Science) | Video

  • May 4: Vicky Fouka, Marco Tabellini, & Mina Cikara, “Hate Crime Increases with Minoritized Group Rank”

  • April 27: Jóhanna Birnir & Nil Satana, “Alternatives in Mobilization: Ethnicity, Religion and Political Contestation” | Video

  • March 23: Davin Phoenix, “The Message has Meaning: Affective Cues in Black Panther Discourses of Resistance and Solidarity” | Video

  • 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”

  • March 2: Betsy Levy Paluck, “Prejudice Reduction: Progress and Challenges” | Video

  • February 23: Candis Watts Smith, “Assessing the Relationship between Policy and Social Constructions in the US States” | Video

  • February 16: Flavio Azevedo, “Measuring ideology: Current practices, its consequences, and recommendations” | Video | PowerPoint

MPOSS 2020

Organizers: Ana Bracic, Mark Brandt, Nazita Lajevardi