Julie Lee Merseth
Research Interest(s): American politics; racial and ethnic politics; immigration and immigrant political incorporation; women and politics
Program Area(s): American Politics
Regional Specialization(s): United States
Subfield Specialties: Feminist and Gender Studies; Public Opinion, Political Communication, and Political Participation; Race, Ethnicity and Politics
Julie Lee Merseth's interests are situated in the field of American politics with a dual and overlapping focus on race and immigration. Her research is especially animated by questions of how racial and ethnic politics in the United States are changing as a result of fast-growing populations of immigrants, largely from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Her current book project, Beyond Panethnicity: Immigration and the Challenges of Racial Solidarity, investigates the potential and pitfalls of forging a race-based political solidarity among Asian Americans and Latinos.
“Examining the Causal Impact of the Voting Rights Act Language Minority Provisions,” with Bernard L. Fraga. 2016. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 1 (1): 31-59.
- “Racial Pessimism in the Early Obama Era,” with Michael C. Dawson. Forthcoming. In Reflections on Black Politics in the Early 21st Century. Oxford University Press.