Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession

The committee on the status of Blacks in the profession develops and promotes activities concerning the professional development of African Americans within the discipline.


Committee Members:

Term expiring September 8, 2024

  • Periloux Peay, Georgia State University
  • Tony Carey, University of North Texas
  • Tehama Lopez Bunyasi, George Mason University

Term expiring September 14, 2025

  • Jessica Carew, Elon University, Chair
  • Nura Sediqe, Michigan State University

 Term expiring September 6, 2026 

  • LaGina Gause, University of California, San Diego 
  • Claire Crawford, Wake Forest University 

Recent Committee Projects and Activities:

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Related Programs and Activities:

Previous Panels or Roundtables at the APSA Annual Meeting:
  • 2023 Panel: Navigating the "Anti-woke" Storm: Practical Considerations for Graduate Students and Early Career Black Political Scientists
  • 2023 Panel: Breaking News: Examining CRT & DEI Mis(Dis)Information: The Intellectual, Policy, and Political Implications in the Academy and Beyond
  • 2022 Roundtable: Professional Development
  • 2021 Roundtable: Black politics: Old problems, new directions and charting a path forward
  • 2021 Panel: Getting it published: A panel discussion on writing and publishing books in REP
  • 2020 Roundtable: New Insights on Black Politics: A Conversation with Book Authors on the "Back Bone" of the Democratic Party
  • 2019 Panel: Race and Politics: New Theoretical and Methodological Insights vs. New Paradigms
  • 2018 Author Meets Critic: New Books on Black Politics and Race
  • 2017 Roundtable: The Black Agenda and the Trump Administration
  • 2017 Author Meets Critics: Melanye Price's The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race
  • 2016 Panel: To Hell and Back: Black Political Scientists, Dispossession, Disability, and the Quotidian Violence of Academic Life
  • 2015 Roundtable: From Hurricane Katrina to Ferguson: Environmental Justice, the State, & Violence
  • 2014 Panel: (Non)Traditional Methods in the Study of Black Politics: Voices from the Field
  • 2013 Panel: On the Passing of Friends and Intellectuals: A Panel in Honor of the Life and Work of Hanes Walton Jr., Richard Iton, and William E. 'Nick' Nelson
  • 2011 Panel: The Status of Blacks in the Profession
  • 2010 Panel: 'New' Black Politics Revisited: Deracialization and 'Post-Racial' Black Leadership
  • 2009 Panel: Black Faculty Recruitment and Retention: The Impact of the Economic Crisis
  • 2008 Panel: Status of Diversity Profiles in the Profession