Anderson

Kevin R. Anderson

Associate Professor of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Social Movements
  • Voting
  • Race & Ethnicity

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About Kevin

Anderson’s research focuses on American and African American political thought seeking to understand the tensions between individual liberty, collective good, and American political values. His current long-term research project explores the consequences of integration and incorporation in African American politics and he is working with two colleagues from other universities on a project involving the consequences of Voter Identification laws in swing states in the 2012 elections.

Briefs

Evidence That Photo Identification and Proof-of-Citizenship Laws Lower Voter Turnout

    Chapman Rackaway , Michael A. Smith

Podcast

Publications

State Voting Laws in America: Voting Fraud or Fraudulent Voters? (with Michael A. Smith and Chapman Rackaway) (Palgrave Pivot, 2014).
Examines state voting laws throughout U.S. history and their impact on voter turnout; discusses contemporary challenges to the voting process including laws complicating voter registration, photo ID and birth certificate requirements, limits on early voting, and restoration of voting rights after a felony conviction.
Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics (University of Arkansas Press, 2010).
Anderson’s research focuses on American and African American political thought seeking to understand the tensions between individual liberty, collective good, and American political values. His current long-term research project explores the consequences of integration and incorporation in African American politics and he is working with two colleagues from other universities on a project involving the consequences of Voter Identification laws in swing states in the 2012 elections.

In the News

Guest to discuss social and political movement on WEIU’s Theoretical Tea and Company, Kevin R. Anderson, November 7, 2010.