Apr. 09, 2013

‘Racialization of American Politics’ Topic of Lecture April 10


GENESEO, N.Y. -- "President Obama and the Growing Racialization of American Politics" will be the topic of a lecture by Brown University faculty member Michael Tesler April 10 at 2:30 in Newton 201. The event is free and open to the public.

Tesler joined the faculty at Brown as assistant professor of political science in the summer of 2011. His research interests include public opinion, voting behavior, political psychology, racial politics and political communications. He is a co-author of "Obama's Race: The 2008 Election and the Dream of a Post-Racial America" and has written several articles and book chapters on race and American politics. He currently is working on a book carrying the same title as his Geneseo lecture.

Tesler has most recently been honored with the Salomon Research Award and received the journal "Choice" award for Outstanding Academic Title of 2011. He also received the Swarr Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper of 2009.

Tesler received both his master's degree and doctorate in political science from UCLA.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

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