Junior Workshop 1:
Identity and Groups in American Politics and Beyond
How do ethnicity, race and religion shape political attitudes? Is nationalism different from ethnocentrism? What role do gender, region and immigration play in shaping our behavior and institutions? This workshop will investigate the relationship between identity, groups and politics both in the United States and beyond (for students working in comparative politics). We will look at how politically relevant aspects of identity and groups can be measured for conducting original research. More broadly, we will address how to refine research questions, develop testable hypotheses and analyze data. Depending on the topic, the JP Research Prospectus may take the form of case studies, observational analyses built from pre-existing data or lab experiments conducted online.