Professor Co-Authors Article

Marcus D. Allen, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies

Marcus D. Allen, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies

Marcus D. Allen, Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, has recently co-authored with Sherri L. Wallace, University of Louisville, Affirmative Action Debates in American Government Introductory Textbooks (Journal of Black Studies, May 23, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0021934716649645). In this study, Professors Allen and Wallace examine affirmative action policy in American government introductory textbooks published between 2005 and 2014 and the extent to which affirmative action discussions challenge or reinforce affirmative action myths and meritocracy.

The authors have also published a summary of their research on the daily American Politics and Policy blog for the LSE US Centre: College textbooks often present a biased interpretation of affirmative action policies.