The Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE)

Presents

The 2016 Election in Black and Brown
5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13
Perkins 217, West Campus

 

A moderated discussion of the role of race and ethnicity in the U.S. presidential election. Free and open to the public.

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Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D. ‘07

MSNBC, NBCNews.com, and Telemundo contributor
Director of Community Outreach, Center for Mexican-American Studies, University of Texas

 

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Dorian T. Warren
Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Former host of MSNBC’s “Nerding Out”

 

 

 

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Kerry Haynie
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Co-Director, Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderated by

Mark Anthony Neal
Professor, African and African American Studies, Duke University
Co-Director, Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity

 

Topics include:

• the importance of the black and brown vote
• racism and xenophobia in a presidential campaign
• the consequences for people of color under a Clinton or Trump administration
• the future of black and Latino politics and race relations in the U.S.

Q & A to follow.

Co-sponsored by The Graduate School.

Biographies:

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Ph.D. ‘07
MSNBC, NBCNews.com, and Telemundo contributor
Director of Community Outreach, Center for Mexican-American Studies, University of Texas

DeFrancesco Soto received her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University during which time she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. She is currently a Professor at the University of Texas where she was selected as one of the university’s “Game Changing” faculty. DeFrancesco Soto teaches in the Department of Mexican-American and Latino Studies and is a Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Named one of the top 12 scholars in the country by Diverse magazine DeFrancesco Soto previously taught at Northwestern University and Rutgers.

DeFrancesco Soto translates social science research into a more relatable form of information for a wide variety of audiences. She is a contributor to MSNBC and NBCNews.com as well as a regular political analyst for Telemundo. She is also widely published in both academic and popular outlets such as POLITICO and Talking Points Memo.

 

Dorian Warren
Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Former host of MSNBC’s “Nerding Out”

Warren is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and Board Chair of the Center for Community Change. A scholar of inequality and American politics, he taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was co-director of the Columbia University Program on Labor Law and Policy. He is a former MSNBC Contributor and was host and executive producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform.

Warren has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice campaigns for over two decades with many progressive national and local organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, American Rights at Work/Jobs with Justice, and the AFL-CIO, among others. He is also co-chair of the AFL-CIO’s Commission on Racial and Economic Justice Advisory Council. He currently serves on several boards including Alliance for a Greater New York, Working Partnerships USA, and The Nation Magazine Editorial Board.

As a commentator on public affairs, Warren has appeared regularly on television and radio including NBC Nightly News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, BET, BBC, NPR, Bloomberg, & NY1, among other outlets. He has also written for The Nation, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, Washington Post, New York Times, Ebony.com, and Boston Review.

In 2013, he was included on the list of NBC’s theGrio’s 100 people making history today. After growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Warren received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.

 

Kerry Haynie
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Co-Director, Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity
Duke University

Haynie’s research and teaching interests are in race and ethnic politics, intersections of race and gender, legislative processes, state-level politics, southern politics, and comparative urban politics. He is one of the editors of the journal, Politics, Groups, and Identities. He has been published in numerous journals including The Journal of PoliticsLegislative Studies QuarterlyPolitics, Groups, and Identities; and the International Journal of Africana Studies.

His publications include New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Voting (co-edited with Jane Junn), and African American Legislators in the American States, among others.

Haynie has traveled widely speaking on race and politics, including invited talks in France, Germany, and South Africa. He is the co-winner of the American Political Science Association’s Women and Politics Research Section’s Best Paper Award for 2012. He was recently elected co-president of the American Political Science Association’s section on Race and Ethnic Politics.