Dr. Alvin B. Tillery, Jr. is an associate professor and associate chair for the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. Tillery's research and teaching interests are in the fields of American politics and political theory. His research in American politics focuses on American political development, racial and ethnic politics and media and politics. His research in political theory focuses on American political thought and critical race theory.
Tillery's book "Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy and Black Leadership in America" (Cornell University Press, 2011) won the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. His papers have appeared in Studies in American Political Development, Political Research Quarterly, and Journal of Black Studies. He is currently completing a book that examines African-American attitudes toward immigration between 1850 and 1965.
Tillery will also give a lecture, "Tocqueville on Race," during Common Hour on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Peirce Lounge.
Monday, September 24 at 7:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022