University of Washington Scholar to Edit New Book Series on Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science at the University of Washington, has been selected as the editor of a new series of books from Cambridge University Press called Cambridge Elements in Race, Ethnicity and Politics.

Despite confusion now reigning in United States politics, she said, it’s clear that scholars, students, and the public want “rigorous and accessible manuscripts that combine an analysis of the political system with a focus on racial politics.”

Dr. Fracnis adds that “I am especially interested in highlighting research that has real-world implications and speaks to the political moment. A central focus of this series will be to connect this type of research that happens in the academy to public discussions.”

The plan is to publish two or three titles in the series next year and four to five titles in the following years.

Dr. Francis joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2014 after teaching at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she majored in political science and economics. She holds a  master’s degree and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University in New Jersey. Dr. Francis is the author of the award-winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (2014).


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  1. No offense to the Professor but the University of Washington is such a racist institution so I would not be interested in anything about race coming out of their institution. Washington State has no HBCU’s. Most Universities in this state are racist against black people.

  2. Roland,

    You should take the paragraph you just wrote to an English professor and ask him or her to show you the mistakes you made. Perhaps you would find the world a less racist place if you came across as a more careful, serious, and intelligent person.

    You should also learn more about the University of Washington. It has been heavily criticized by whites for its “woke” culture, for its racial apologetics, and for the efforts of some faculty and administration officials to persuade politicians and voters to reinstate affirmative action programs that were abolished some time ago.

    I hope you realize it’s hard to please all of the people all of the time.

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