Diversity, Equity, Justice and Power (DEJP) Lecture Series

The Diversity, Equity, Justice and Power (DEJP) Lecture Series features research that asks questions or relies on evidence that focus on underrepresented or marginalized groups and/or centers research by scholars from historically underrepresented groups. It spotlights research and scholarship that enhance the department’s ongoing efforts to recognize, integrate, and learn from diverse ideas, perspectives, and viewpoints. The series involves joint meetings with other department colloquia as well as standalone lectures.

Our meetings take place in the Ogg Room (Room 422) in North Hall, unless otherwise noted.

2023/24 Schedule

 

September 18, 2023, 12:00pm: Vince Hutchings (University of Michigan)

  • “‘If They Only Knew’: Informing Blacks and Whites about the Racial Wealth Gap”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

September 21, 2023, 12:00pm: Rachel Tan (UW-Madison)

  • “(Trans)national Techno-Science and Divergent Indigenous Politics in Mexico”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

September 29, 2023, 12:00pm : Nolan Bennett (UW-Green Bay)

  • “Jean Genet’s Outlaw as Criminal and Comrade”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

October 2, 2023, 12:00pm : Kennia Coronado (UW-Madison, postdoc at University of Pennsylvania)

  • “The Construction of Latino Identity in Presidential Elections”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop
  • This talk will take place on Zoom, but everyone is welcome to come to the Ogg room as well. https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/99300704082

 

October 5, 2023, 12:00pm: Denia Garcia (La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison)

  • “The Million-Dollar Question: Participatory Budgeting and Inclusivity”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

October 6, 2023, 12:00pm : Noah Stengl (UW-Madison)

  • “Free Land? Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Homestead Act of 1862”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

October 12, 2023, 12:00pm: Valeria Umanets (UW-Madison)

  • “Who Fills the Seats? State-Employed Women in Russian Municipal Politics”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium

 

October 20, 2023, 12:00pm: Adriana Alfaro Altamirano (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México)

  • “The Varieties of Judicial Empathy”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

October 23, 2023, 12:00pm: Ben Marquez (UW-Madison)

  • “The Professionals:  Latinx Advocacy in the Age of Grantmaking.”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW) and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

 

November 2, 2023, 12:00pm: Rikhil Bhavnani (UW-Madison)

  • “Does Affirmative Action Worsen Quality? Theory and Evidence to the Contrary from Elections”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

November 10, 2023, 1:30pm: Shanthi Manian (School of Economic Sciences and Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, Washington State University)

  • This talk is cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled for a future date. 
  • Co-sponsored with the Models, Experiments, and Data workshop (MEAD).

 

November 14, 2023, 12:00pm: Robert Schub (Rutgers University)

  • “Racial Inequality in War”
  • Co-sponsored with the International Relations Colloquium (IRC)

 

November 17, 2023, 12:00pm: Neil Roberts (Williams College)

  • “Policing’s Unfreedom”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

November 17, 2023, 1:30pm: Cigdem Sirin (Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso)

  • “Outgroup Empathy and Opposition to Restrictive Voting Laws”
  • Co-sponsored with the Models, Experiments, and Data workshop (MEAD) and the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

December 4, 2023, 12:00pm: Jessica Trounstine (Vanderbilt University)

  • “Political Protection of Privilege: When Land Use Regulations Preserve Exclusivity”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

February 12, 2024, 12:00pm: Marty Davidson (UW-Madison)

  • “Keeping Up with the Joneses: When Should Civilians Call the Police?”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

February 13, 2024, 12:00pm: Simone Dietrich (University of Geneva)

  • “The Politics of Gender Mainstreaming in Foreign Aid”
  • Co-sponsored with the International Politics Colloquium (IRC)

 

February 16, 2024, 12:00pm: Annie Menzel (UW-Madison)

  • “Privacy as Property: Race, Class, and Reproductive Policing”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

March 4, 2024, 12:00pm: Ana Oaxaca (University of Texas – Austin)

  • “Is Local Immigrant Context a Pathway to Political Engagement? Insights from the 2018 Midterm Election Among Latinos and Whites”
  • Co-Sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

March 11, 2024, 12:00pm: Andrene Wright (UW-Madison)

  • “Gender Ties and Racial Divides: Black Women Candidates and White Women’s Support”
  • Co-Sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

March 18, 2024, 12:00pm: Melanye Price (Prairie View A&M)

  • ” Activism at the Intersection of Race and Youth: Prairie View A&M University, HBCU Students and the Fight for Voting Rights”
  • Co-Sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

March 21, 2024, 12:00pm: Priya Mukherjee (UW-Madison, Agricultural and Applied Economics)

  • ”Are Female Leaders Always Good for Women? Evidence from India”
  • Co-Sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

April 1, 2024, 12:00 pm: Natalie Jones-Kerwin (UW-Madison)

  • “Exploring the Politics of Wisconsin Native Americans”
  • Co-Sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

April 9, 2024, 12:00pm: Thomas Worth (UW-Madison)

  • “Gender as a Concept in International Relations”
  • Co-sponsored with the International Politics Colloquium (IRC)

 

April 19, 2024, 12:00 pm: Lawrie Balfour (University of Virginia)

  • “Reparations Unbound: Dilemmas of Dismantling Racial Injustice”
  • Co-Sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

April 26, 2024, 12:00 pm: Mauro Caraccioli  (Virginia Tech)

  • “Inverting the Encounter Paradigm: Blackness and (In)Visibility in Colonial Spanish America”
  • Co-Sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW) and the Center for Early Modern Studies

 

April 26, 2024, 1:30pm: Tanushree Goyal (Princeton University)

  • “Representation from Below: The Grassroots Origins of Women’s Political Power”
  • Co-sponsored with the Models, Experiments, and Data Workshop (MEAD) and the Political Economy Colloquium (PEC)

 

Past Presentations

September 29, 2022, 12:00pm: Jessica Rich (Marquette University)

  • “Social Movements and Policy Entrenchment in Latin America”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC) and LACIS (Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies)

 

October 10, 2022, 12:00pm: Ariel White (MIT)

  • “Throwing Away the Umbrella: Minority Voting after the Supreme Court’s Shelby Decision”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW) and the Political Economy Colloquium (PEC)

 

October 13, 2022, 12:00pm: Diana Kim (Georgetown University)

  • “Untouchability in the 21st Century”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

November 3, 2022, 12:00pm: Marty Davidson (University of Michigan)

  • “Coproducing Surveillance: How 911-Call Locations Affect Neighborhood Policing Presence”

 

November 11, 2022, 12:00pm: Arvind Krishnamurth (Duke University)

  • “Handcuffed: The Limited Effects of Civilian Oversight on Police”

 

November 18, 2022, 12:00pm: Helen Kinsella (University of Minnesota)

  • “‘Tak[ing] no comfort in the historical context:’ The 1873 Modoc Trial and the U.S War on Terror”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW) and the International Relations Colloquium (IRC)

 

November 21, 2022, 12:00pm: Eddie Lucero (University of California, Merced)

  • “Measuring Comunidad: Latino Mobilizing Organizations & Latino Political Participation”

 

November 22, 2022, 12:00pm: Ana Oaxaca Carrasco (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • “Mayors at the Forefront of Resistance? Assessing Mayoral & Municipal Response to National Immigration Politic”

 

November 29, 2022, 12:00pm: Marcel Roman (University of Texas-Austin)

  • “Living in the Shadow of Deportation: How Immigration Enforcement Forestalls Political Assimilation”

 

November 30, 2022, 12:00pm: Justin Zimmerman (Northwestern University)

  • “Race, Class & Distrust”

 

December 1, 2022, 12:00pm: Valeria Umanets (UW-Madison)

  • “Political Participation of Women in Russia: From State-Sponsored Feminism to Putin’s Machismo”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

December 2, 2022, 12:00: Glory Liu (Harvard University)

  • “The Politics of the Excluded: The Political Thought of Wong Chin Foo”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

December 8, 2022, 12:00pm: Monica Komer and Oliver Lang (UW-Madison)

  • “Gender Bias in News Coverage of Tunisian Politicians”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

December 9, 2022, 12:00: Desmond Jagmohan (University of California-Berkeley)

  • “Bound in Freedom: Martin Delany on Political Inequality and Social Injury”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)

 

December 12, 2022, 12:00pm: Clint Rooker (UW-Madison)

  • “The Role of Racial Identity and Shared Experiences in Structuring Attitudes Toward COVID-19”
  • Co-sponsored with the American Politics Workshop (APW)

 

February 9, 2023, 12:00pm: Ada Johnson-Kanu (University of Kentucky)

  • “Colonial Legacies in State building: Bureaucratic representation, policy implementation, and accountability in Nigeria”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC) and the Political Economy Colloquium (PEC)

 

February 21, 2023, 12:00pm: Justine M. Davis (University of Michigan)

  • “Uncivic Legacies: Civil Society & Democratization in Post-Conflict Africa”
  • Co-sponsored with the International Relations Colloquium (IRC)

 

February 28, 2023, 12:00pm: Adeline Y Lo (UW-Madison)

  • “Refugees in Modern Media”
  • Co-sponsored with the International Relations Colloquium (IRC)

 

March 2, 2023, 12:00pm: Gladys Mitchell-Walthour (North Carolina Central University)

  • “Revisiting the Lulismo and Petismo Debate: Afro-Brazilian Women Auxilio Brasil Beneficiaries and Voting in the 2022 Presidential Election”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

March 10, 2023, 12:00pm: Steven Brooke, Oliver Lang, Gabriel Koehler-Derrick, and Alex Blackman (UW-Madison)

  • “Tribal Voting in New Democracies: Evidence from 6 Million Tunisian Voting Records”
  • Co-sponsored with the Models, Experiments, and Data Workshop (MEAD)

 

April 27, 2023, 12:00pm: Dina Bishara (Cornell University)

  • “The Paradox of Voice in Authoritarian Regimes: Urban and Peripheral Contention in Jordan”
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC)

 

May 4, 2023, 12:00pm: Jenny Guardado (Georgetown University)

  • “Violent Collective Action: Evidence from Mexico” (with Edgar Franco-Vivanco and Gema Kloppe-Santamaria)
  • Co-sponsored with the Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC) and the Political Economy Colloquium (PEC)

 

May 5, 2023, 12:00pm: Brittney Edmonds (UW-Madison, Department of African American Studies)

  • “If You Know You Know: Notes on Percival Everett’s Erasure, or Towards a Theory of Black Critical Humor”
  • Co-sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop (PTW)