CSDP Hosts and Co-Sponsors 2016 Princeton Conference on Identity and Inequality

Oct. 10, 2016

The 2016 Princeton Conference on Identity and Inequality was held on October 7th on the university campus. Co-sponsored by CSDP, the Bobst Center, and PRESS, this conference brings together political scientists who study processes of inequality and identity involving class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or religion in American or comparative contexts. More than 60 people discussed work on: Inequality, ethnic identity and democracy; the Women Suffrage Movement in America; Electoral Gatekeepers and the Shortage of Candidates from the Working Class; The Political Legacy of Southern Slavery; and how Language Shapes Public Attitudes Toward Gender Equality. A discussion of new research ideas and opportunities for collaboration highlighted the day's conversation. Professors Tali Mendelberg and Martin Gilens organized this second annual conference, in collaboration with the Identity Politics Research Group..