The Center for the Study of Democracy presents
“Multiracial Identification and the Politics of Race in the 21st Century”
with Natalie Masuoka, Associate Professor, Tufts University
Friday, November 7, 2014 
2:00–3:30 p.m. 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG), Room 1321
Natalie Masuoka received her doctorate in political science in 2007 from the University of California, Irvine where she was a William Podlich Fellow of the Center for the Study of Democracy. Her research specializes in the area of American racial and ethnic politics with a focus on political behavior, public opinion and political psychology. Her work pays attention to the ways in which race, immigration and identity influence political attitude formation among racial minorities, in particular those new immigrant groups, Asian Americans and Latinos. Her most recent book, The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion and Immigration (co-authored with Jane Junn, University of Chicago Press, 2013) seeks to explain why racial groups vary in how they think about immigration and immigration policy in the United States. Her second book project tentatively entitled "Multiracial Identification and Racial Politics in the United States" (currently under review) studies the political consequences of the "two or more races" population, or those who self-identify as mixed race or multiracial. This book argues that what is new and significant about modern multiracial Americans is that they are advocating for the right to assert, what is coined in this book as "identity choice." Other research by Masuoka has been published in journals such as American Politics Research, Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly. 
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