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Race, Democracy, and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America

Associate Professor of Political Science Debra Thompson is doing a presentation for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s “Ideas on Tap” series.

Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m.
Viking Braggot Company’s Southtowne Pub
2490 Willamette Street

Drawing on her connections to Black America as well as Canada, where many enslaved Black Americans fled, Professor Thompson will explore how time and geography influence our understandings of race, inviting us to reconsider ideas of home, belonging, diaspora, and democracy.



Dr. Debra Thompson
is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, specializing in race and ethnic politics. A political scientist with strong interdisciplinary orientations, Thompson’s teaching and research interests focus on the relationships among race, the state, and public policy in comparative context. Before coming to the University of Oregon, Dr. Thompson taught at Northwestern University and Ohio University, and held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University in 2010-2011.



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