About SPIRE

SPIRE, Symposium on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity is an annual one-day conference held at various universities.

The first meeting was held October 12, 2012 at Yale University. We have held subsequent meetings at Rutgers University,  Indiana University, Bloomington, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The next meeting will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at the University of Washington in Seattle. 



Its purpose is to workshop research in progress by both faculty and graduate students on the politics of immigration, race and ethnicity. The goal is to provide constructive feedback for revisions and eventual publication of work. Meetings will also provide opportunities for networking and mentoring between faculty and graduate students.

We welcome research on these topics from all methodological perspectives and disciplines as long as the work is focused on politics.