Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations | Political Science & International Relations
Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES
Chaya Crowder is an expert in political behavior, race and ethnicity politics, social media and American politics.
Ph.D., Politics, African American Studies
M.A., Political Science
Political Science, M.A.
Political Science, Political Science
2019 Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C.
European Conference in Politics & Gender Amerstam, Netherlands
Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Baton Rouge, LA
The Washington Post
On June 14 , more than 15,000 people protested in support of black transgender lives at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City. Similar protests took place in Los Angeles and Chicago. Variously called Brooklyn Liberation or All Black Lives Matter, these protests are different from the often predominantly white LGBTQ Pride events that generally take place in June — and different as well from the weeks of record-breaking Black Lives Matter protests prompted by George Floyd’s killing.view more
PS: Political Science & Politics
The 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment is an opportunity to reflect on the role of women in American politics. The tools of intersectionality allow scholars to pinpoint the progress and pitfalls produced by ongoing modes of sexism and patriarchy as well as racism and classism. It is now well known that major movements for the rights of American women have not always addressed the issues specific to black women (Simien 2006).
Perspectives on Politics
From calls to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill to demands that the University of Cape Town remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes and that Woodrow Wilson’s and John C. Calhoun’s names be removed from institutions at Princeton and Yale, a wave of activism is forcing us to revisit dominant historical narratives, to confront the elisions embedded in the “consensus memories” of the figures associated with them, and to recognize and reckon with their continued implications for inequality and marginalization in the present.1 “In the dialectic between remembering and forgetting that is a central component of memory,” Leigh Raiford and Renee Romano write, narratives about the past “beg us to ask what is at stake” in dominant representations of historical events and figures.
2019 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting
Black women are often heralded as the keepers of the Democratic Party and in the era of the Trump Administration, Black women are also often lauded as the keepers of democracy. This paper investigates the extent to which Black female partisanship affects amounts of participation, and perceptions of the importance of voting relative to other activities.view more
PS: Politcal Science & Politics
In the wake of the 2008 passage of California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that reinstated that state's ban on same-sex marriages (SSM), advocates and activists struggled to understand what happened and to strategize for the fight that lay ahead.