Taeku Lee (University of California, Berkeley)
Research themes: Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Social Movements, racia/ethnic Politics, Immigration; the Identity-to-Politics Link in Cross-national perspective
Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law and Chair of the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Mobilizing Public Opinion (Chicago 2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (with Ricardo Ramírez and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Virginia 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (with Zoltan Hajnal, Princeton 2011), Asian American Political Participation (with Janelle Wong, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Jane Junn, Russell Sage 2011) and Accountability through Public Opinion (with Sina Odugbemi, World Bank, 2011); the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States is forthcoming (with David Leal and Mark Sawyer, Oxford). Lee has served in leadership, advisory, and consultative capacities for the academy, policy think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multinationals. He currently serves on the Board of the American National Election Studies and the Council of the American Political Science Association. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Lee was Assistant Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).
As Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at EUI, Lee plans to examine the contexts and conditions under which groups of individuals defined by demographic categories emerge into identitarian collectivities who share common political goals and interests and act in concert to pursue them. The empirical focus will be on ethno-racial immigrant groups in 23 cross-national contexts -- 16 European Union member states, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Israel, and Japan. Lee will also continue his work on two other fronts: the study of deliberative publics and their influence on demographic governance; the application of an historical institutionalist approach to the study of public opinion.
Period of stay: May 2013 - Jul 2013
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