September 16, 2019

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time

Who Belongs? The Battle over American Identity in the Age of Trump

UCLA School of Law, Room 1420, Los Angeles, CA

How do we define who is an "American", and how does a focus on different notions of American identity affect our politics, lawmaking, and communities? Political Science Professors Lynn Vavreck (UCLA) and Michael Tesler (UC Irvine), authors of Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, trace the battle over inclusive and exclusionary definitions of American identity in the 2016, 2018, and 2020 elections.