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Steven White

Steven White

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315 Eggers Hall

Steven White

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute


Race and Politics, New Deal and American Politics 

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2014

Areas of Expertise

American politics, American political development, race and politics

Research Grant Awards and Projects

World War II and American Racial Politics (book manuscript)

"Slavery, Reconstruction, and Fiscal Capacity in the American South" (with Pavithra Suryanarayan)

“Race, Religion, and Obama in Appalachia.” Forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly

"Beyond Northern Democrats: State Parties, the Democratic National Committee, and Civil Rights, 1944-1952"


“Civil Rights, World War II, and U.S. Public Opinion.” 2016. Studies in American Political Development 30(1). 38-61.

“The Heterogeneity of Southern White Distinctiveness.” 2014. American Politics Research 42(4). 551-578.