Race and Policy Feedback Conference

Feb 23, 2024, 9:30 am4:45 pm
Faculty, fellows, and graduate students only


Event Description


  • Carolyn Barnes (University of Chicago)
  • Hannah Walker (Russell Sage Foundation)
  • Jamila Michener (Cornell University)
  • Mallory SoRelle (Duke University)
  • Traci Burch (Northwestern University)
  • Vesla Weaver (John Hopkins University)



9:30 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast

10:00 – 12:15 PM: Panel 1 | Criminal Justice

  • Traci Burch: The Chilling Effect of Prosecuting Voting After a Felony
    Conviction (Discussant: Kaiyla Banks)
  • Hannah Walker: Fighting for Justice: Implementing Rights Restoration
    Among People with Felony Convictions (Discussant: Marayna Martinez)
  • Vesla Weaver: Race, State Violence, and Policy Feedback (Discussant:
    Darius Cozart)

12:15 – 1:15 PM: Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 PM: Panel 2 | Social Policy

  • Marayna Martinez: Exclusionary Discipline and Early Adult Political
    Participation Among Students of Color (Discussant: Claudia Cervantes
  • Carolyn Barnes: It's Who You Know: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and
    Social Policy in the Rural South (Discussant: Isaiah Johnson)

2:45 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 – 4:45 PM: Panel 3 | State Institutions

  • Mallory SoRelle: Predatory Politics: The Racialized Resource Effects of
    Consumer Credit (Discussant: Jeron Fenton)
  • Jamila Michener: 'We're Not Being Heard': How Civil Legal Problems
    Erode Political Efficacy and Power (Discussant: Jasante’ Howard)
Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)