This project, led by the Latino Caucus of APSA, focuses on a one-day conference at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston, MA, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Latino Caucus. The conference will involve mentoring sessions, professional development seminars, research panels, and an awards dinner on August 29, 2018. Attendance is open to all members of APSA.
Looking Back and Moving Forward advances diversity by celebrating with all interested attendees but also improves retention among underrepresented scholars by including scholars across institutions and from different disciplinary approaches, fostering critical opportunities for mentorship and career development.
PIs: Mario Guerrero (California State Polytechnic University Pomona), Valerie Martinez-Ebers (University of North Texas), Tony Affigne (Providence College), Jessica Lavariega Monforti (California Lutheran University), Melissa Michelson (Menlo College)