Stephens-Dougan Interviewed by WHYY on Kamala Harris VP Pick

Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

WHYY interviewed LaFleur Stephens-Dougan about the political implications of Biden's VP pick of Kamala Harris: Democrats celebrate Kamala Harris as historic VP pick. Stephens-Dougan, who studies the ways racial appeals work in American politics,  said as she’s analyzing the 2020 presidential race, she’s keeping a particular eye on the younger, more progressive Black voters who have lately been calling for policing reform and fundamental changes to the U.S. criminal justice system.

Stephens-Dougan is assistant professor of politics and a CSDP faculty associate. She is the author of “Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics" (University of Chicago Press 2020).