Dr. Angela Lewis: “Conservatism in the Black Community”

On March 12th, the department of Gender and Race studies hosted professor, author, and political strategist Dr. Angela Lewis. Dr. Lewis, the author of “Conservatism in the Black Community” is a professor of political science in the Department of Government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research appears in the National Political Science Review, American Review of Politics, Journal of African American Studies, Polity, the International Journal of African Studies, Whose Black Politics and The Constitutionalism of American States.

Dr. Lewis discussed her book “Conservatism in the Black Community,” which is a path breaking explanation of conservatism within the Black community.  It  examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological framework, while also explaining the meaning of conservatism in the black community.

You can see more about her book here: http://www.angelaklewis.com/the-ivory-tower/ and more about Dr. Lewis herself here: http://www.angelaklewis.com/

The talk was held on Wednesday, March 12th from 2-4pm in Gallalee 338.