Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

The John Meisel Lecture Series in Contemporary Political Controversies Inaugural Lecture

Controversies in the Making: Trump, Race, and Time

Debra Thompson

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Thursday, November 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
36 University Avenue

About the Speaker: Dr. Debra Thompson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, specializing in race and ethnic politics. A political scientist with strong interdisciplinary orientations, Thompson’s teaching and research interests focus on the relationships among race, the state, and public policy in comparative context. Before coming to the University of Oregon, Dr. Thompson taught at Northwestern University and Ohio University, and held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University in 2010-2011. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

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Full Event Recording (Introductory Remarks, Lecture, Q&A):

Lecture Recording: "Controversies in the Making: Trump, Race, and Time" by Debra Thompson

Q&A Recording: Q&A with Debra Thompson, moderated by Lisa de Wilde