Department ofAfrican American Studies

Please join us in congratulating Ray Block, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, who has been named the Laurence and Lynne Brown-McCourtney Endowed Career Development Professor in the McCourtney Institute!

The Brown-McCourtney Professorship was created to support faculty whose teaching and research preserves and advances democracy in the U.S. and abroad. The selection of Ray Block to this position is another in a distinguished line of appointments that includes Professors Abe Khan and Candis Smith. Since joining the Liberal Arts faculty in 2019, Dr. Block has proven to be an ambitious and highly productive scholar, and his research into areas including racial, ethnic and gender differences in civic involvement, social identity, political arenas and related topics makes this appointment both timely and compelling.

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