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Theodore J. Davis, Jr., (Ph. D. Florida State University) is a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Africana Studies. His areas of academic interests are urban politics, politics of racial inequality, and African Studies. He regularly teaches courses associated with public policy, urban politics, and the politics of the Black experience. In the past, he has taught public administration courses, and a course related to African governance and development. Dr. Davis’ current research interest includes: 1) Black politics in post-civil rights America, 2) urban politics and community development, 3) the politics of racial inequality (with special emphasis on educational disparities), and 4) African studies (with a focus on governance and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa). He is the author of the book Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition (Routledge 2012). Dr. Davis is currently working on a book project tentatively titled The Politics and Perils of Blacks’ Educational Outcomes: The Pace of Progress since the 1990s. Dr. Davis is the author of numerous research articles, blogs, commentaries, reports, and working papers. Davis is also the principal investigator and organizer of the Delaware Black Community Research Project (DBCRP). He has also engaged in a variety of service activities that have contributed to the service missions of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, the Department of Africana Studies, the University of Delaware community, and the broader community.
"Political Attitudes and Perceptions of Batswana: The Implications for Sustainable Economic and Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, forthcoming the International Journal of African Development
"Perceptions of racial progress and mistreatment today: The implications for the "Two Nations Thesis." National Review of Black Politics, 2020, vol 1, number 2, pp. 251-27
"Race and Perceptions of Policing in Delaware," in Implicit Bias and Policing in Communities in Delaware by Delaware Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, January 2020, pages 81-85
"Rise of a New Black Middle-Class: The Social, Political and Economic Implications for Blacks a Community" in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty edited by Robert Rycroft, (California: ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press) 2017 pages 40-45.
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