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Ray Block

Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Ray Block did his undergraduate training at Howard, received his Ph.D. from Ohio State, and specializes in the areas of racial, ethnic, and gender group politics, voting behavior, and public opinion.

Overarching themes in Block’s writings include group differences in civic involvement, the formation and mutability of social identity, campaigns and elections, and other topics. Block has published dozens of book chapters, manuscripts, and peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-author of Losing Power: Americans and Racial Polarization in Tennessee Politics, a forthcoming book in the University of Georgia Press.

Block serves as co-chair of the public opinion and political participation section of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, as an analyst for both the African American Research Collaborative and Latino Decisions, and as a faculty coach for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

State Expertise: National, Pa.
Speaks: English

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  • Civic Engagement
  • Voter Behavior
  • Voter Suppression
  • Voting Systems
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