Deadline for proposals: 8 January 2016

Submit a paper to be presented at the 6th Workshop on Comparative Approaches to Immigration, Ethnicity, and Integration hosted by Yale University on 14-15 June 2016. This two-day, invitation-only conference brings together scholars studying issues of immigration, ethnicity, and integration in different contexts (the U.S., Europe, and other immigrant-receiving states) from an American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations perspective. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars whose work addresses very similar issues and concerns but who rarely engage with each other.

Those wishing to present a paper should complete the form on the conference website and submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by 8 January 2016. Selection of papers for the conference is the responsibility of a committee comprised of the current host, Margaret Peters (Yale), the past host, Rahsaan Maxwell (UNC), and Daniel Hopkins (University of Pennsylvania). Decisions will be made by early February 2016. Preference will be given to junior scholars (post-docs and assistant professors).

Papers are distributed at least one week before the workshop and participants are encouraged to read as many as possible. The format allocates 40-50 minutes per paper. There is a brief 10-15 minute presentation of the paper by the author, followed by a 5 minute response by a discussant. The rest of the time is devoted to questions and discussion with the group. This is the most productive part of the workshop, as there is plenty of time for detailed engagement and feedback.

The organizers anticipate that their budget will cover airfare/rail fare of our presenters, and hotel for presenters, discussants, and attendees. They hope to have sufficient funds to also pay some of the discussants’ and attendees’ travel as well. Lunch and dinner on Tuesday and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday will be provided.

The conference will start on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 1:30pm and run through the afternoon of Wednesday, 15 June 2016, ending at 3:30pm. The conference will begin directly after the Center for the Study of American Politics Conference (CSAP) hosted by Alan Gerber and Greg Huber. (The CSAP Conference is also by invitation-only.)

This will be the 6th meeting of this conference. Previous conferences took place at University of North Carolina, Stanford, MIT, and Princeton. Funding for the conference has been generously provided by the Yale University Center for the Study of American PoliticsInstitution for Social and Policy Studies, the Leitner Political Economy Program, and the MacMillan Center for International Studies.