FOCUS Presents: Group Attitudes, Identities, and U.S. Politics

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
by Joe Shipley, Communications Fellow

The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is excited to present the next event in the FOCUS Speaker Series, entitled “Group Attitudes, Identities, and U.S. Politics.” The panel discussion will feature professors of political science from three top universities: LaFleur Stephens-Dougan of Princeton University, Ashley E. Jardina of Duke University, and Davin Phoenix of the University of California, Irvine. Professors Stephens-Dougan, Jardina, and Phoenix will discuss their new books Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics, White Identity Politics, and The Anger Gap: How Race Shapes Emotion in Politics, respectively.

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This panel will provide a unique opportunity for members of the Princeton community to hear expert analysis in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election. The panelists will discuss demographic, cultural, and economic trends in the United States, with a special emphasis on the role of race and racism within American politics. As the nation makes such a momentous choice and settles into a new reality, this event will offer a glimpse into the history and the future of racial politics.

“Group Attitudes, Identities, and U.S. Politics” will take place over Zoom at 7:30 PM ET on November 24th, 2020. The event is free and open to the public, and the registration can be found here. Undergraduate attendees will be provided with a free copy of one of the panelists’ books, which they can request here.

The FOCUS Speaker Series is a program designed to offer students and the wider university community the chance to participate in meaningful discussions with some of the foremost anti-racist writers, activists, and thinkers in the world. New FOCUS events can be found on the ODUS website or on our social media, so please continue to check back!