April 10, 2008 – Redefining America: Race, Migration and the Politics of Inclusion

Welcome: Lisa García Bedolla and Douglas Reed 

Panel I:  Identity and Change:  Race and Ethnicity

  • Latino Spin:  Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race – Arlene Dávila, American Studies and Anthropology, New York University
  • Black &  White Americans & Latino Immigrants: A Preliminary Look at Attitudes in Three Southern Cities – Paula McClain, Department of Political Science, Duke University
  • Darkness of a Different Color:  The Early History of Mexicans and Race in the North’s Most Segregated City (Chicago, 1916-1960)  –  Michael McCoyer, Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution
  • Discussant:  Jonathan Ladd, Department of Government, Georgetown University

Panel II:  Making Citizens:  Second Generation Youth in Transnational Contexts   

  • Generation versus Ethnicity: A Look at Political Socialization among Youth in Orange County, CA – Lisa García Bedolla Department of Political Science, UC Irvine
  • Of Islands, Gateways, Dead-Ends and Loops:  Migration and the Boundaries of U.S. Public Education – Douglas Reed, Department of Government, Georgetown University
  • Discussant:  Susan Martin, School of Foreign Service & Center for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University

Panel III:  Social Movements and Transnationalism   

  • Intersectional Pan-Ethnic Activism as Bridging and Boundary Work:  Latin American Women, Artists & Indigenous Organizations in Toronto – Patricia Landolt, Department of Sociology, Univesity of Toronto
  • Transnational Blackness: Race & Social Movements in the Americas – Mark Sawyer, Department of Political Science, UCLA
  • Discussant, Maurice Jackson, Department of History, Georgetown University

Panel IV:  Membership, Citizenship and Race  

  • Conceptualizing Racial Identity: Shared Status & Political Context – Jane Junn, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University
  • Constitutional Democracy & the Obligation to Include – Rogers Smith, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Discussant:  Richard Boyd, Department of Government, Georgetown University