Date: 2015-07-10
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Subject: Women’s and Minority Representation Workshop at McGill University / Un séminaire sur la représentation des femmes et des minorités à l'Université McGill

Good day,
Benjamin Forest (McGill University) and I are hosting a workshop on women’s and minority representation at McGill University in Montreal on 24-25 August, just prior to the ECPR General Conference.
The workshop brings together a select group of scholars from diverse perspectives to discuss the challenges of the political representation of women and minorities. Topics include the significance of non-participation, gender quotas, and the representation of minorities in the U.S. and U.K. We also have papers on the application of two innovative methodologies: geolocation and focus groups. The conference program (attached) lists the papers and participants.
All attendees are expected to read each paper and to participate in the discussion.
If you would like to join us, please send an email (mike.medeiros@mail.mcgill.ca) to request a seat. SEATING IS LIMITED so we ask that you act quickly, and that you do not reserve a place unless you are certain to attend.
Mike Medeiros
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University
Benjamin Forest (Université McGill) et moi organisons un séminaire sur la représentation des femmes et des minorités à l'Université McGill à Montréal les 24-25 août, juste avant la conférence générale de l’ECPR.
Le séminaire réunit un groupe de chercheurs distingués de divers horizons pour discuter des défis de la représentation politique des femmes et des minorités. Les sujets traités comprennent l'importance de la non-participation, les quotas électoraux pour les femmes, et la représentation des minorités aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni. Nous avons aussi des textes sur l'application de deux méthodologies innovantes: la géolocalisation et les groupes de discussion (focus groups). Le programme de la conférence (ci-joint) dresse la liste des articles et des participants.
Tous les participants sont attendus à lire chaque article et de participer à la discussion.
Si vous souhaitez vous joindre à nous, SVP envoyez un courriel (mike.medeiros@mail.mcgill.ca) pour demander une place. Les places sont limitées donc nous demandons que vous agissez rapidement, et que vous ne réservez une place sauf si vous êtes certain d'y assister.
Mike Medeiros
Chercheur postdoctoral
Centre pour l'étude de la citoyenneté démocratique, Université McGill



Women’s and Minority Representation Workshop

Preliminary Schedule

24-25 August 2015

Thompson House (McGill University), 3650 McTavish, Montreal, Quebec




Benjamin Forest (McGill University) and Mike Medeiros (McGill University)




Day 1:  Monday 24 August 2015


5:00-7:00 p.m.    Welcome reception, Thomson House


7:00 p.m.             Dinner, location TBA



Day 2:  Tuesday 25 August 2015


9:15 a.m.             Coffee


9:30 a.m.             Session 1: Theoretical Perspectives

The Politics of Non-Presence

Suzanne Dovi (University of Arizona)



Jacob Levy (McGill University)

                             Allison Harell (UQAM)


11:00 a.m.           Coffee service


11:15 a.m.           Session 2: Empirical 1: Women’s Representation

Gender Quotas: What is all the Fuss? Democratic Electoral Rules and Power-sharing for Diverse Political Identities

Jackie F. Steele (University of Tokyo)



Jessica Fortin-Rittberger (University of Salzburg)

Daniel Stockemer (University of Ottawa)


12:45 p.m.           Lunch, Thompson House


2:00 p.m.             Session 3: Methodological Approaches

Milieu: Defining Racial and Ethnic Context with Geolocation Data

Ryan T. Moore & Andrew Reeves (American University)



We are not an Ethnic Vote! Focus Groups as a Tool for Advancing Research on Minority Representation

Karen Bird (McMaster University)



                             Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill)


4:00 p.m.             Coffee service


4:15 p.m.             Session 4: Empirics 2: Minorities and Immigrants


The Election of African Americans and Latinos to the U.S. House and State Legislatures, 2012-14.

David Lublin (American University)


Substantive Representation of Non-European Minorities in the British House of Commons

Thomas Saalfeld (University Bamberg) & Lucas Geese (University Bamberg)



                             André Blais (Université de Montréal)

Liza Mügge (University of Amsterdam)



6:15 – 6:30 p.m. Closing remarks


Evening               Independent dinners among participants




Sponsored by:


Research Group on Constitutional Studies, McGill


Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship






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