Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Ismail White was appointed professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton Univerity in New Jersey. He joins the faculty this fall from Duke University, where he has been an associate professor since 2018. Previously, he taught at George Washington University, Ohio State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. From 2007-08, he was a research scholar with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton.

Dr. White studies how social forces shape political behavior. Since 2015, he has served as director of Survey Research at the Joint Center for Political and Research Studies in Washington, D.C. His work has received many accolades, including the 2017 Lucius Barker Award for the best paper on a topic investigating race or ethnicity and politics from the Midwest Political Science Association. He is a member of several professional associations and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics as well as Political Behavior.

Professor White is the co-editor of African-American Political Psychology: Identity, Opinion, and Action in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and co-author of Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior (Princeton University Press, 2020).

Dr. White is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he majored in political science. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

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