Dartmouth "Race, Incarceration, and Political Participation" Workshop (May 24 and 25, 2016)

Workshop Guest Speakers from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania:

Gregory A. Huber (PhD Princeton University, 2001) is a professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also holds appointments in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, he held the Robert Hartley Fellowship in Governmental Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He is currently an Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, on several other editorial boards, and formerly the Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department at Yale. He has received Yale’s Graduate Mentorship Award (2014).

He is the author of The Craft of Bureaucratic Neutrality (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which examines the conditions under which outside groups and elected officials are able to influence how bureaucratic agencies enforce the law, as well as more than 40 articles published in leading political science journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. Additional information about Professor Huber’s research can be found at http://huber.research.yale.edu.

His recent teaching includes American Political Economy, Crime and Punishment, American Political Polarization, American Political Institutions, and Political Preferences and Behavior.

Marc Meredith is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the political economy of American elections, with a particular focus on the application of causal inference methods. Professor Meredith’s substantive research interests include election administration, the criminal justice system, local political institutions, political campaigns, and voter decision-making, particularly as it relatives to economic conditions. His work can be found at www.sas.upenn.edu/∼marcmere/.

Tuesday, May 24

  • 4:30-5:30pm Public talk: "Racial Disparities in the American Prison Population: Where Do They Come From and Are There Any (Easy) Solutions?" (Huber and Meredith)

Wednesday, May 25

  • 8:30-9:30am Workshop Presentation 1: "Misdemeanor Disenfranchisement? Short Jail Sentences and Voting." (Ariel White, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University)
  • 9:45-10:45am Workshop Presentation 2:"Mortality, Incarceration, and African-American Disenfranchisement in the Contemporary United States." (David Cottrell, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Quantitative Social Science, Dartmouth College)
  • 11:00-noon Workshop Presentation 3: "How Do Voter Registrars Describe Criminal Disenfranchisement Policy?" (Meredith)
  • 1:30-2:45pm Workshop Presentation 4: "Creating Legitimacy: Experimental Behavioral Evidence on the Effects of Institutions and Leaders' Choices." (Huber)
  • 3:00-4:15pm Workshop Presentation 5: "Targeting Young Men of Color for Search and Arrest during Traffic Stops: Evidence from North Carolina, 2002-2013." (Derek Epp, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Manager, Policy Research Shop, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College)

Co-sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center