Two Purdue University Political Scientists to Edit a Major Journal

Two African American faculty members at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, have been named as lead editors for the journal Politics, Groups and Identities.

Nadia E. Brown is an associate professor of political science and an associate professor of African American studies at Purdue. She joined the faculty at Purdue University in 2013 after teaching at Saint Louis University. Dr. Brown is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in political science. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Valeria Sinclair-Chapman is an associate professor of political science and director for the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Sinclair-Chapman joined the faculty at Purdue in 2013 and was promoted to associate professor in 2015. Earlier, she taught at the University of Rochester for 13 years. Dr. Sinclair-Chapman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.

The publication of the Western Political Science Association is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that includes works across the fields of political science, social sciences, and the humanities.

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