Co-Directors

Michael C Dawson

Michael C Dawson

Co-Director

Michael C. Dawson is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science at the Univeristy of Chicago and the founder and current Director of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture. He is a student of race and politics, public opinion and black politics. His most recent books are Black Visions (2001), Not In Our Lifetimes (2011), and Blacks In and Out of the Left (2013).

Megan Ming Francis

Megan Ming Francis

Co-Director

Megan Ming Francis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. She is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her work sits at the intersection of race, law, history, capitalism, and civil rights. Francis earned a PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.