Summary: Conference on Underrepresented
Groups in Subnational Politics
Rice University, May 15, 2009
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
9:15-11:00: Panel 1--Pathways to Representation and Power: Group Mobilization & Composition.
Participants include: Tetsuya Matsubayashi (University of North Texas), Rene R. Rocha (University of
Iowa), Eric Gonzalez Juenke (University of Colorado at Boulder), Robert Preuhs (Metropolitan State
College of Denver), Neal Caren (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Kenneth J. Meier (Texas
A&M and Cardiff University), and Erin K. Melton (Texas A&M University)
11:15-12:45: Panel 2--Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness.
Participants include: Sylvia Manzano (Texas A&M University), Elizabeth Rigby (University of Houston),
Jason Casellas (UT-Austin), David Leal (UT-Austin), and Jerod Patterson (UT-Austin)
2:00-3:45: Panel 3--Institutional Mechanisms and Constraints in Shaping Policy Outcomes.
Participants include: Yvette Alex-Assensoh (Indiana University-Bloomington), Alisa Hicklin (University
of Oklahoma), Paru Shah (Macalaster College), Melissa Marschall (Rice University), and Karthick
Ramakrishnan (University of California-Riverside)
4:00-5:15: Graduate Student Poster Session and Reception.
Participants include: Carlos Cuellar (Rice University), James Hedrick (Rice University), Jaclyn Kettler
(Rice University), Amanda McCree (Texas A&M University), Renita Miller (Rice University), Meredith