Identity, Community, and Political Participation

Social Science Research Council 300 Cadman Plaza West, 15 Fl

Identity, Community, and Political Participation  was a two-day research design workshop that took place at Social Science Research Council headquarters in Brooklyn, New York on February 7 and 8, 2019. The workshop convened primarily younger scholars to develop in-progress or planned research projects on how political participation is fundamentally shaped by individual identity and/or community membership (and vice versa).

The workshop was organized from an open call for proposals from the Anxieties of Democracy program's Identity, Community, and Participation working group, whose members provided feedback and commentary on research design presentations. Working group member Adam Seth Levine also presented on how to build relationships with practitioners.

Research Design Presentations
Sarah Bruch, Assistant Professor of Sociology, the University of Iowa
Organizing Authority for Citizenship: Examining the Civic and Political Impacts of Authority Relations

Bernard Fraga, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
An Inventory and Analysis of GOTV Efforts Targeting Communities of Color

Stacey Greene, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
The Effects of Cross Group Comparisons

Philip Jones, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware
The Mobilizing Effects of Emphasizing the Sameness or Difference of LGBTQ Identities

Joshua Kalla, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Reducing Prejudice and Changing Policy Attitudes With Narrative Persuasion: New Field Experimental Results and Proposed Extensions

Samara Klar, Associate Professor of Political Science, the University of Arizona
Bridging Political Polarization within American Communities

Biko Koenig, Assistant Professor of Government, Franklin and Marshall College
Organizing and Mobilizing Class Identities in an Era of Rising Populism

Daniel Laurison, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College
Who "Feels Like a Voter?" How Poor and Working Class People Understand US Electoral Politics – the Pennsylvania Participation Project

Julie Lee Merseth, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Asian American Political Activism: Mobilizing Group Identities

Emily Pechar, PhD Candidate in Environmental Policy, Duke University
Understanding Rural Identities and Environmental Policy Engagement in America

Benita Roth, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, Binghamton University, SUNY
Marginalized Voices and Activism Around the Opioid Epidemic in Upstate New York: Marginalized Voices, Activism, and Community

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Do All Lives Matter? To Whom?

Working Group on Identity, Community, and Participation
Claudine Gay (co-chair), Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Zoltan Hajnal (co-chair), Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University
Hahrie Han, Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science and Environmental Politics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Adam Seth Levine, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
Dara Strolovitch, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University
Rich Yeselson, Contributing Editor, Dissent magazine