September 16, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Pacific Time
Who Belongs? The Battle over American Identity in the Age of Trump
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.