PhD, Princeton University
Professor Rogers' main interests are in American politics. His research and teaching focus primarily on race, ethnicity, immigration, urban politics, and political behavior. He is the author of Afro Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Incorporation: Ethnicity, Exception, or Exit (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The book explores how discrimination and racial minority status affect the political integration patterns of Caribbean- and native-born blacks. It broadly challenges and updates the standard theoretical frameworks for understanding how minority groups become involved in the American political process in the face of discriminatory barriers. The book won best book awards in 2007 from the American Political Science Association's race, ethnicity, and politics section as well as the urban politics section. Rogers has held fellowships with the Social Science Research Council and the Ford Foundation. He was a 2003-2004 research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.