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Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop: Candis Watts Smith (Duke)

When: Friday, May 26, 2023
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: Scott Hall, 201, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Graduate Students

Contact: Ariel Sowers   (847) 491-7454

Group: Department of Political Science

Sponsor: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (REP) Workshop

Category: Academic


Please join the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Workshop as they host Duke University Associate Professor of Political Science Candis Watts Smith.

Session Details forthcoming / TBD

Professor Candis Watts Smith's expertise highlights race and ethnicity's role in shaping the American political landscape. Her research agenda illuminates the ways in which demographic dynamics influence citizens' and denizens' of the U.S. understanding of their own identity, their political attitudes, and their policy preferences. Smith applies the knowledge gained from research to speak to issues that influence real people, including the effects racial attitudes on American politics, diversity issues, and access to resources that ought to be distributed equitably. Prior to her appointment at Duke University, she was a member of the Departments of Political and African American Studies at Penn State. She is a co-host of the Democracy Works Podcast and a TEDx alumna.

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