Ismail White

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs
Email Address: 
iwhite@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
212 Fisher Hall

Dr. Ismail White is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He received his B.A. in political science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. Dr. White studies American politics with a focus on Black politics, public opinion, and political participation. He is co-author of the recent book Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior (Princeton University Press, 2020), which explains the maintenance of Black unity in party politics through the establishment and enforcement of racial group norms of political behavior. His research has appeared in a range of academic journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Analysis, Journal of Black Studies, Race and Social Problems, and Politics, Groups and Identities. His work has won awards from the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.  He currently serves on board of the American National Election Study and as the Director of Survey Research at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.