Professor Desmond King

Political Studies USA, Canada and/or Mexico

Elected 2003

2003
Politics

My two main current research areas are (1) explaining the persistence of racial inequality in the United States since the 1970s; and (2) examining the political economy of labour market inequalities as effected through such institutions as central banks and such policies as workfare.

Current post

Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

Past appointments

University of Oxford Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government

Jan 2002 -

Nuffield College University of Oxford Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

Jan 2002 -

Nuffield College University of Oxford Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

Jan 2002 -

St John's College University of Oxford Professor of Politics and Fellow

Jan 1991 - Jan 2002

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Lecturer

Jan 1988 - Jan 1991

Publications

Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America 2011

Fed Power: How Finance Wins 2016

Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government 1995

Actively Seeking Work? The Politics of Welfare and Unemployment in Britain and the USA 1995

Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origin of the Diverse Democracy 2000

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