The Department’s Racial Politics research theme explores how political science and its subfields treat race as an object of study and as an important axis of political thought, institutions, and behavior; how race has been “written out” of political science; and how we might rethink political science in order to grapple with both the discipline’s own history and the challenges of racial politics in the contemporary world.

Read the department’s “white paper” on the research theme, unanimously approved in the fall of 2020.

The department hosts an annual Graduate Summer School on Racial Politics