Co-Authored: The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey


On this episode of the Co-Authored podcast, we learn about one the most ambitious recent collaborations. The Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey or CMPS has brought together hundreds of scholars of racial and ethnic politics. Started just in 2008, the collaboration aims to map the political opinions and behavior of people who have never been seen or studied in this way. Previous surveys have not had the focus on collecting a sufficiently large number of respondents to answer questions and compare the attitudes of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and other marginalized groups. The CMPS has aimed to solve this problem. The original team in 2008 included: Matt A. Barreto, (then at the University of Washington-Seattle) now at UCLA; Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University of California, Los Angeles; Ange-Marie Hancock, University of Southern California; Sylvia Manzano, Latino Decisions; S. Karthick (Subramanian Karthick) Ramakrishnan, University of California, Riverside; Ricardo Ramirez, University of Notre Dame; Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico; and Janelle Wong, University of Maryland. That team has grown to be much much bigger, likely over a hundred collaborators spread out across the country in 2020. Listen, learn, and share how this collaboration came together and what has made it work on this episode of the Co-Authored podcast. The Co-Authored podcast is supported by the American Political Science Association, John Jay College, and the New Books Network. It is edited by Sam Anderson.

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