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Race to the Bottom argues that not only are negative racial appeals more successful than previously thought, but the array of appeals that activate negative racial appeals are much wider than previously considered.
Relying on a series of survey experiments and cases of politicians, the book demonstrates that many White Americans are unperturbed by negative racial appeals, and that these appeals are politically expeditious.
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LaFleur has taught and is prepared to teach courses in: Research Design, Race and Ethnic Politics, Public Opinion and American Politics. Courses LaFleur has taught includes:
► Graduate Seminar: Introduction to American Politics: Political Behavior
► Undergraduate Lecture: Race and Politics in the Age of Obama/United States
► Undergraduate Seminar: Junior Paper Workshop in Race and Ethinic Politics/Identity Politics
► Freshman Seminar: Sports. Politics and Identity
► Upper-Level Undergraduate Seminar: Reading Immigrant Narratives
A proud native of Brooklyn, New York - LaFleur Stephens-Dougan currently teaches Politics as an Assistant Professor at Princeton University and is a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.
She earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of Michigan and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Stephens-Dougan studies American politics, focusing on race and ethnic politics, public opinion, and experimental methods. She is the Author of Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics (University of Chicago Press 2020).
Dr. Stephens is a Faculty Co-founder of Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science (PRESS) and a Co-organizer of the Symposium on the Politics of Immigration (SPIRE). Dr. Stephens-Dougan's research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation's Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences.