Yvette Alex-Assensoh


Fulbright Award (2000)
Fulbright Award
Location: Croatia
Indiana University Bloomington


Professor Alex-Assensoh's research examines the impact of social and economic contexts on political behavior. She teaches courses in the fields of political behavior, racial and ethnic politics and urban politics. Her published books and edited volumes include Neighborhoods, Family and Political Behavior (1998), Black and Multiracial Politics in America (2000) and African Military History and Politics (2001). Her research essays have been published in Journal of Politics; Urban Affairs Review; PS: Political Science and Politics, and also in edited volumes. Over the years, her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Spencer Foundation, National Academy of Education, and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIE/Fulbright).

An Alumnae of the Ralph Bunche Institute for Political Science, Professor Alex-Assensoh served, for three years, as the Book Review Editor for Urban Affairs Review and, currently, for the Netherlands-based Journal of African and Asian Affairs. She also served as an Executive Council Member of the American Political Science Association's Urban Politics and Race, Ethnicity and Politics sections. Currently, Professor Alex-Assensoh is serving as a member of the American Political Science Association's Committee on Civic Engagement as well as a member of the Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession. Her current research is a book project, which explores how social and economic contexts influence civic engagement among American youth, with an emphasis on high school seniors