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Controversies in the Making: Trump, Race, and Time

Associate Professor of Political Science, Debra Thompson delivers first lecture in the inaugural John Meisel Lecture Series in Contemporary Political Controversies at Queen’s University.



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Debra Thompson is one of the world’s leading scholars of the comparative politics of race, with many publications including the award winning book The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Hired as part of UO’s Black Studies cluster initiative, Thompson earned her PhD at the University of Toronto, held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, and was most recently a member of the Department of African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

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