Andra Gillespie, Political Science

[O]ur multicultural existence does not absolve people of prejudice…All of us should be working toward the postracial ideal, but we will not get there by pretending that the racial differences that persist are fantasies. They are very real, and they correlate with our policy preferences and political behaviors.

ANDRA GILLESPIE - Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University

Visiting Professor 2011-2012
Hosted by Profs. Melissa Nobles and Charles Stewart, Department of Political Science

Andra Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Her research focuses on generational conflict among African-American political elites.

2011-2012 Scholars

Andra Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Her research focuses on generational conflict among African American political elites.

Prof. Gillespie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in African-American Studies and a Master of Philosophy in Political Science from Yale University, where she also earned her doctorate in 2005. Before joining the faculty at Emory, she worked as an analyst for Democratic pollster Mark Mellman.

Her hosts at MIT were Professors Melissa Nobles and Charles Stewart in the Department of Political Science. As an MLK Visiting Associate Professor, Dr. Gillespie co-taught a graduate seminar in the Fall 2011 and an undergraduate subject in the Spring.

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Emory Video Interview About the Midterm Elections, Mobilization and Race – Oct. 7, 2010

Getting the minority vote is very important to political candidates. The vast majority of African-Americans and Hispanics usually vote for Democrats. Will that continue this election season? Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie is an expert in political mobilization and race.

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