Michael Hanchard is the Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the director of the Marginalized Populations Project. He earned an A.B. in international relations at Tuft University, an M.A. in international relations from The New School for Social Research, and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.
He wrote his first book in 1994, which began as part of his dissertation research at Princeton. This book, Orpheus and Power: Afro-Brazilian Social Movements in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1945-1988 , was based on research interviews with sixty Afro-Brazilian activists. He found that a lack of group identification was hampering the growth of grassroots political movements. His research has investigated the causes and implications of xenophobia and nationalism within democratic political systems.
Most recently, he was awarded the 2019 Ralph J. Bunche Award by the American Political Science Association for his book, The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy, considered “an outstanding contribution to political science scholarship on racial and ethnic domination and hierarchy.” It was also recognized as one of the best books of the season in a list compiled by Times Higher Education in 2018.
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Michael Hanchard, often published as Michael G. Hanchard, is an American political scientist, currently the Gustave C. Kuemmerle Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the director of the Marginalized Populations Project there. He studies comparative politics and political theory, focusing on understanding the causes and consequences of nationalism and xenophobia, particularly within democracies.Source: Wikipedia
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