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Dewey Clayton, Ph.D

Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville

Dewey M. Clayton, professor of political science at the University of Louisville, is an expert on American politics and U.S. social movements. His most recent book is The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama: a critical analysis of a racially transcendent strategy. He is also the author of numerous scholarly articles including “Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Two Social Movements in the United,” “The Impact of Donald Trump’s Presidency on the Well-Being of Black Americans,” and Two Nations: Black and White, Separate and Unequal.” Professor Clayton is a lifelong educator and the recipient of the American Political Science Association’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award. He was most recently awarded the University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award for Service to the Community in 2020.

Relevant writing:

Dr. Dewey Clayton on Charles Booker’s latest campaign ad” in WHAS

State Expertise: Ky.
Speaks: English

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