This project aims to establish a Research Coordination Network (RCN) of scholars working in the field of Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP). The network will seek to advance three goals to strengthen the subfield. First, it will engender collaborations between REP scholars working across the four main subfields of political science. Second, the network will encourage REP scholars to think more systematically about the ways in which our research programs can identify regional and global patterns in racial and ethnic politics. Third, the network will boost the tenure rates of scholars of color within the discipline by focusing on the recruitment, training, and mentoring of a diverse cohort of assistant professors. The main activity of the network will be a two-day workshop held annually at one of the institutions of the principal investigators. With this proposal we are seeking $25,000 to help defray the costs of the inaugural workshop to be held at Arizona State University (ASU) during the 2018-2019 academic year.
PIs: Alvin Tillery (Northwestern University), Rodney Hero (Arizona State University), Juliet Hooker (Brown University), Michael Jones-Correa (University of Pennsylvania), Jane Junn (University of Southern California)