Paula D. McClain is a professor of political science and public policy and Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education.
She directs the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Summer Institute hosted by Duke University, and funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke University. 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, especially public policy and urban crime. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals, most recently the Journal of Politics
, American Political Science Review
, Urban Affairs Review,
and The Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race
- American Government in Black and White. 2nd edition. Co-authored with Steven C. Tauber. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- “Can We All Get Along?” Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics, 6th edition. Co-authored with Joseph Stewart, Jr. (Boulder: Westview Press, 2014).