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Kerry Haynie

Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University

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Haynie's research examines how the theories, structures, and practices of American sub-national political institutions, especially legislatures, affect African Americans’ and women’s efforts to exert influence on the political system.


Why We Need More Women of Color in Government

  • Kerry Haynie
  • Kirsten Widner


"New Race Politics in America Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics" (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Explores the impact and political consequences of immigration. Considers the organizations that mobilize new citizens to politics, the authors examine the political psychology of group consciousness for political mobilization. Considers the emerging patterns and choices of new voters.

"Race, Gender, and Political Representation Toward a More Intersectional Approach" (with Beth Reingold and Kirsten Widner) (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).

Demonstrates that the representation of those marginalized by multiple, intersecting systems of power and inequality is intricately bound to the representation of women of color.

"African American Legislators in the American States" (Columbia University Press, 2001).

Reveals how responsive political institutions have been to the nation's largest minority group. Explores the question of how legislators deal with the "duality dilemma"—which requires them to be both responsible legislators and race representatives—and whether agendas should be "deracialized" in order to appeal to a broader constituency.

"Containing the Rainbow Coalition: Political Consequences of Mass Racialized Incarceration" Cambridge University Press 16, no. 1 (2019): 243-251.

Discusses consequences of Racialized Mass Incarceration. Seeks to direct renewed scholarly attention to racialized mass incarceration and felon disenfranchisement as similar devices for suppressing and containing minority group political power.

"Racial Disparities in Diabetes a Century Ago: Evidence From the Pension Files of US Civil War Veterans" (with Margaret Humphreys , Philip Costanzo, Truls Ostbye, Idrissa Boly, Frank Sloan, and Daniel Belsky). National Library of Medicine 64, no. 8 (2007): 1766-75.

Discusses evidence from the Pension Files of U.S.Civil War Veterans. Uses a comprehensive database constructed from the pension files of US Civil War veterans, we explore characteristics and occurrence of type 2 diabetes among older black and white males living circa 1900.