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Department of Political Science


Paula McClain to present Third Annual Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture

The Department – together with USC’s Gamma Chi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences – is pleased to announce the Third Annual Pi Sigma Alpha Lecture, to be held in Gambrell Auditorium on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Paula D. McClain, Professor of Political Science, and Professor of Public Policy, and African and African American Studies, and also Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, at Duke University. Professor McClain also directs the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, and serves on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. The title of her lecture is “Race, Immigration and Intergroup Relations: Results from Three Southern Cities.” Professor McClain, who received her Ph.D. from Howard University, works primarily in the areas of racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics, especially public policy and urban crime. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Politics, American Political Science Review, Urban Affairs Review, and the Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Her most recent book, co-authored with Steven Tauber, is entitled American Government in Black and White.

Saturday, November 24, 2012