About the event
The election of Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States came after arguably the most tumultuous and disruptive presidency in U.S. history. Political observers consider Donald Trump and his administration to be an aberration, and the Biden Administration to be a return to normalcy. This talk will examine the premise of these observations by examining some trends that contributed to Trump's election, as well as some trends that are emerging today.
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About Kerry Haynie
Kerry L. Haynie is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Political Science, Professor of African and African American Studies, and former Chair of the Academic Council (Faculty Senate), at Duke University. He earned B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to Duke in 2003, Haynie was a member of the faculty at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Haynie’s research examines how the underlying theory, structures, and practices of American political institutions affect African Americans' and women’s efforts to organize and exert influence on the political system. In addition to articles in various academic journals, his publications include, Race, Gender, and Legislative Representation: Toward a More Intersectional Approach (with Beth Reingold and Kirsten Widner) winner of the 2021 Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize from the American Political Science Association for the best book in legislative studies; African American Legislators in the American States; and New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Voting.
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