The John Meisel Lecture Series in Contemporary Political Controversies Inaugural Lecture
Controversies in the Making: Trump, Race, and Time
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).