Rafaela Dancygier, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, is the director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice and leads the Program on Identities and Institutions, which focuses on the domestic consequences of globalization, immigration, and ethnic diversity.
Paul Frymer, Professor of Politics, has interests broadly in American civil rights and the representation of disadvantaged groups. His different projects have focused on Black representation in the party system, anti-discrimination laws within the workplace, the importance of labor unions for workplace equality and racial diversity, the rights and representation of immigrant farm workers, and the representation of Native peoples within the context of settler colonialism.
Corrine McConnaughy, is a research scholar and lecturer whose work is focused on how political identities–from party identification to race, gender, and ethnicity–are formed and function in the American political system. She is the author of a book on the politics of women’s voting rights–"The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment" (Cambridge University Press).
LaFleur Stephens-Dougan is an Associate Professor of Politics and the Director of the Lab on Politics, Race, and Experimental Methods. Drawing on political psychology, political communication, and public opinion, Professor Stephens-Dougan explores how racial attitudes influence political decision-making in ways that either ameliorate or exacerbate racial inequality in the United States. Her research mainly focuses on racial inequality concerning electoral politics, public health, and intergroup cooperation. She also dedicates a smaller area of her research portfolio to validating and refining measures of attitudes, identities, and beliefs in intergroup settings. Outside of research, she is also the undergraduate adviser for the track on Race and Identity.
Leonard Wantchekon, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, and founder of the African School of Economics, is leading a new partnership to address the underrepresentation of Black students in prestigious doctoral programs of economics. Hunter College and the African School of Economics, with support from Princeton University, have partnered to increase the number of African American students admitted to Hunter College’s master’s program in economics by 20 each year and prepare them to compete for acceptance and succeed in America’s most prestigious PhD programs, including that of Princeton University.
Ismail White, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, studies American politics with a focus on Black politics, public opinion, and political participation. He is co-author of the recent book Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior (Princeton University Press, 2020), which explains the maintenance of Black unity in party politics through the establishment and enforcement of racial group norms of political behavior.