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Paula D. McClain, Professor of Political Science and Sanford School of Public Policy and Dean of Graduate School  

Office Location: 2127 Campus Drive, Box 90067, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 681-1560
Duke Box: 90067
Email Address: pmcclain@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.gradschool.duke.edu/our_faculty/mcclain_paula.html/bibliography
Web Page: http://law.duke.edu/fac/mcclain/

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy, Race/Ethnicity

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Analysis Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
University of Michigan, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1979
University of Michigan, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1978
Ph.D., Howard University, 1977
M.A., Howard University, 1974
B.A., Howard University, 1972

Research Description: Research: Racial minority group politics, particularly interminority political and social competition; urban politics and crime

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • Polsci 505s.01, Race in comp perspective Synopsis
    Languages 312, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McClain, PD; Ayee, GYA; Means, TN; Reyes-BarriĆ©ntez, AM; Sediqe, NA. "Race, power, and knowledge: tracing the roots of exclusion in the development of political science in the United States." Politics, Groups and Identities 4.3 (July, 2016): 467-482. [doi]
  2. Fulkerson, MMC. "Foreword." Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Ed. Grofman, B Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, January, 2015: ix-x. [doi]
  3. P.D. McClain and Joseph Stewart, Jr.. "Can We All Get Along?" Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics 6th edition. (Boulder: Westview Press, 2014), 2014.
  4. McClain, PD; Joseph Stewart, J. "Can We All Get Along?" Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics. (Boulder: Westview Press, 2014), 2014.
  5. Swaminathan, MS. "Foreword."  January, 2013: xxii-xxiii. [doi]

Curriculum Vitae

Paula D. McClain is professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. She is also Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics. Her most recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, and The DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race. Westview Press published the sixth edition of her book, "Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, coauthored with Joseph Stewart, Jr. in 2013. Her most recent book is American Government in Black and White, co-authored with Steven C. Tauber published in 2010 by Paradigm Publishers. The 2nd edition of American Government in Black and White was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. She is a past vice president of the American Political Science Association, a past president of the Southern Political Science Association, a past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, served as Program Co-Chair for the 1993 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, served as Program Chair for the 1999 annual meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, and served as Program Co-Chair of the 2003 International Political Science Association World Congress to be held in Durban, South Africa. She also served on the Advisory Committee of the Directorate of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation, and served on the Board of Overseers for the American National Election Study (2008 and 2012). She is also Director of the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, and served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (2004-2013).

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Jessica D Carew  

Paula D. McClain