[act-ma] Fri 4/27: Limits of Deracialization: Race, Politics and Governance in the 2010s

Reed Miller reedmiller17 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 08:11:18 PDT 2012

The Department of Political Science and the MLK Fellows Program
Invite you to a free, one-day conference

The Limits of Deracialization: Race, Politics and Governance in the 2010s
To register, please visit:

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Simmons Hall (W79)
229 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

8:00-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Andra Gillespie , Convener (Emory University/Massachusetts Institute of

8:45-10:15 a.m. Panel 1: Deracialization and Governance
“Neapolitan” Mayors and Governance
Dorian Warren (Columbia University)
Christina Greer (Fordham University)
Deracialization and Governance in Medium Sized Cities
Ravi Perry (Clark University)

10:30-12:00 p.m. Panel 2: Deracialization, Racial Identity and Citizen
Preferences: Understanding the Concept Through the Lens of Barack Obama
Deracialization and Evaluations of Barack Obama
Khalilah Brown-Dean (Quinnipiac University)
Does Deracialization Inure Political Trust?
Shayla Nunnally (University of Connecticut)

1:45-3:15 p.m. Panel 3: Deracialization and Social Movements
Deracialization within Civil Rights Movements
Sekou Franklin (Middle Tennessee State University)
Deracialization and Multiracialism
Natalie Masuoka (Tufts University)

3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel 4: Deracialization and Intersectional Identities
Deracialization, Gender and State Legislators
Nadia Brown (St. Louis University )
Deracialization and Black Conservatives
Tyson King-Meadows (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)

7:00-8:30 p.m. Discussant Keynote
J. Phillip Thompson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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