Call for Proposals on the WPSA Mini-Conference on Asian Pacific American Politics (Deadline 9/20/19):
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Caucus (APAC) and the Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans in the Profession invite you to submit a proposal for the 2020 mini-conference on Asian Pacific American Politics, which will be held on Friday, April 10, during the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, April 9-11, 2020, Los Angeles, CA.
This year’s WPSA conference theme is focused on “Boundaries of Belonging,” which is particularly appropriate for the study of Asian Pacific Americans as they continue to balance the perception of economic and educational success with marginalization in politics vis-à-vis voting rates, media representation, equal protection, and many other forms of democratic inclusion. We invite proposals that interrogate the lived experiences of Asian Pacific Americans, both for scholarship that fits within historical conceptualizations of race, ethnicity, and immigrant politics as well as scholarship that focuses on contemporary or current issues. Suggested topics include but are not limited to various aspects of APA political participation and electoral fortunes; an understanding of Asian Americans with attention to the intersection of (multiple) identities; and assessment of the perceived challenges and advantages within the Asian American population in light of changing dynamics of political rhetoric and immigration enforcement in the United States. We welcome full panel and roundtable proposals, too!
When you submit your proposal to WPSA online, please carefully scroll through the panel options and select the Mini-Conference on Asian Pacific Americans (usually located near the bottom). In addition, if you would like to participate but need a bit more time to develop a proposal, you can reach Dr. Loan Le at (510) 473-6693.