The census represents one of the most powerful tools of nation building. Especially as numerous states conducted national census in 2020 and 2021, the census provides observers a window into how nations are constructed and how the politics of nationhood unfold. Given their vital importance to establishing the imagined community of the nation, how might those who study nations and nationhood use census data as an analytical tool? Our workshop invites experienced scholars to share their lived experiences in working with census data. They offer lessons learned and best practices developed for using census data to better understand the politics of nation building and nationhood.
Additional Resources on Census (Courtesy of Cynthia Buckley).
Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US)