“Thanks for the opportunity to present at PRIEC. The feedback I received was excellent, the best I have had yet at a conference.”


PRIEC is an ongoing series of meetings that brings together faculty and graduate students and showcases work-in-progress on racial/ethnic politics and the politics of immigration. The consortium’s main objectives are to provide a forum and a resource for graduate students seeking mentoring and advice, and for faculty to collaborate and receive feedback on ongoing projects.

We welcome contributions from various perspectives, disciplines, and methods–with the only requirement that the work focus on politics (i.e. political behavior, political institutions, political processes, or public policy). We tend to have three or four meetings each year, mostly hosted by a college or university in Southern California. Since May 2009, PRIEC meetings have been held in other parts of the country, including UC-Berkeley, UW-Seattle, Stanford, Cornell University, University of New Mexico, UC-Davis, and Texas A&M.

Upcoming meetings of PRIEC in 2020-2021 include:

Fri, November 13, 2020, University of Delaware hosted by Kassra Oskooii and Vlad Medinica.

Friday, January 22, 2021, Arizona State University, hosted by The Center for American Politics Research, in the School of Global Policy at ASU, Rodney Hero, Angel L. Molina, Jr., Edward Vargas,  Kassra Oskooii and Vlad Medenica

Friday, March 26, 2021, Special Issue, Social Science Quarterly, Police, Protests, and Abolition, edited by Periloux Peay, Georgia State, Jenn Jackson, Syracuse, Traci Burch, Northwestern

Spring 2021, Syracuse University, hosted by Jenn Jackson, Shana Gadarian

May 2021, University of California, Santa Barbara, hosted by Pei-Te Lien

Summer 2021, Hawaii Pacific University, hosted by Ngoc Phan

Click on the links above for more information on these meetings and other relevant announcements, as they become available.

Finally, some kudos to some past hosts of PRIEC who have come up with some great poster designs, including Pitzer College, the University of New Mexico, Stanford University, and University of Oregon.

If you would like to host a PRIEC or have questions about PRIEC, please contact Francisco I. Pedraza, Coordinator, at fpedraza-at-ucr.edu