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Kerry L. Haynie

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race,
Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Science

Kerry L Haynie


KERRY L. HAYNIE is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Associate Professor of African and African American Studies. He is Co-Director of Duke's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, and Co-Coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program funded by the Mellon Foundation. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ph.D., his current research projects examine how the underlying theory and structure of American political institutions affect African Americans' efforts to organize and exert influence on the political system. His publications include New Race Politics in America Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics, co-edited with Jane Junn, (Cambridge University Press, 2008), African American Legislators in the American States (Columbia University Press, 2001), The Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics, Volumes I and II (Oryx Press, 2000) and articles in The Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Women Politics and Policy; International Journal of Africana Studies, and Social Science and Medicine. He is Co-Principal Investigator, with Kathleen Bratton and Beth Reingold for a National Science Foundation sponsored study, Representation and the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity." He is Co-Facilitator of a new interdisciplinary research initiative at Duke called, Understanding the Transformed and Transforming South: Perspectives on Race, Economics, Politics, and Public Policy. He is a past member of the Executive Council, American Political Science Association, and the Executive Committee of the Southern Political Science Association