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Katherine Tate

Professor, Political Science
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Political Science

A.B., University of Chicago, Political Science (with Honors)

M.A., University of Michigan, Political Science

Phone: (949) 824-1869
Fax: (949) 824-8762
Email: ktate@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4177 Social Sciences Plaza Building A
Department of Political Science
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

American politics, African American politics, and public opinion
Professor Tate's research focuses on the politics of race and African Americans. She teaches courses in these fields as well as on the study of American public opinion and public policy. She is also affiliated with UC Irvine's African American Studies Program and UC Irvine's Center for the Study of Democracy.
Publications Katherine Tate. Concordance: Black Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress from Carter to Obama. University of Michigan Press, in press, expected 2013.
  Something’s In the Air: Race and the Legalization of Marijuana (Routledge, in press, expected 2013) Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, and Mark Q. Sawyer, Editors
  Katherine Tate. What's Going On? Political Incorporation and the Transformation of Black Public Opinion. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2010. (National Conference of Black Political Scientists roundtable March 2012 on book.)
  Katherine Tate. Black Faces in the Mirror, African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press 2003. (Winner of 2004 V.O. Key Jr. book award; co-winner of the 2004 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics APSA Section's book award; co-winner of 2005 NCOBPS' outstanding book award; named an "Outstanding academic title" by Choice Magazine in 2003).
  Lucius J. Barker, Mack H. Jones, and Katherine Tate. 1999. African Americans and the American Political System, 4d. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  Katherine Tate. From Protest to Politics: The New Black Voters in American Elections Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation, 1994. (Co-winner of 1994 V.O. Key Jr. book award; co-winner of NCOPBS' 1995 outstanding book award).
Grants Co-PI with Dr. Belinda Robnett of the "Outlook on Life" 2012 Surveys, funded by the National Science Foundation (Political Science and Sociology Divisions), #SBR-1155404, April 2012-March 2013, $260,000.
Awarded $1,500 from UCI’s Center for the Study of Democracy for new charter school debate study, June 2011.
Awarded $1,250 UCI Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries (CORCL) for new book project on minorities and the charter school debate, April 2011.
Awarded UCI Center for the Study of Democracy grant ($2,000), “Black Legislative Policy Makers: Winners or Losers?” June 2010.
Awarded $3,500 from the Dirksen Congressional Foundation for a book project on the Congressional Black Caucus April 2010
PI, National Science Foundation (Political Science Division) Grant Proposal #SBR-9796212, ($185,000), “The 1996 National Black Election Study,” 1996-1997
Ohio State University Seed Grant ($20,000), January 1996.
PI, National Science Foundation (Political Science Division) Grant #SBR-93-07924 ($69,996), "A Study of Racial Group Mobilization and Bloc Voting in Mayoral Elections, 1969-1994," October 1993-August 1995.
Grant from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the President's Office, Harvard University, "Black Empowerment, Politics and Race in American Society," January 1991-December 1993.
Awarded grant from The Russell Sage Foundation, New York, New York, "From Protest to Politics: The New Black Voters in American Elections," June-December 1990.
Awarded National Science Foundation's Minority Research Initiation Planning Grant RII 8912870 ($11,945), "The Impact of the Jackson Candidacy on Black Party Support," June-August 1989.
Co-principal investigator of the 1988 National Black Election Study Re-Interview, with James S. Jackson, Ronald E. Brown, and Michael C. Dawson, The Institute for Social Research. This study was funded by the Carnegie Foundation, June 1988-May 1989.
Co-PI, National Science Foundation Grant, #SBR-0331509, “SGER: Black Public Opinion, the Supreme Court, and the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Decision,” Dr. Rosalee Clawson and Dr. Eric Waltenburg, PIs, 2003-2005.
Awarded $28,090 grant from the University of California-Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative (UC-HBCU) for 2012-13 with Dr. Belinda Robnett, co-PI. The HBCU partners are Dr. Byron Orey (Jackson State University) and Dr. Desiree Pedescleaux (Spelman College).
Research Center Center for the Study of Democracy http://www.democracy.uci.edu/
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Last updated 01/03/2013