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Tony Affigne

Professor

Contact Information:

affigne@providence.edu
401-865-2569
Howley Hall 316

Education:

Ph.D. - Brown University

Brief Biography:

Tony Affigne’s teaching assignments include racial and ethnic politics, the environment, American elections, and political fiction. He was department chair in political science, and founding director of PC’s Black Studies program. Affigne’s publications explore Latino and Black empowerment, including forthcoming work on Latinas in local politics. He serves as book review editor for the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; editorial board for National Political Science Review; and advisory board for Lexington Books, on Latinos in politics. Affigne is a well-known political commentator, for NBC, ABC, Fox, and PBS news stations, and several New England newspapers. He lives in Providence.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Campaigns and elections, public policy, public opinion, state and local politics, environmental politics, Latino politics, African American politics, immigration politics and policy.

Awards and Honors:

Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service to the Political Science Profession - American Political Science Association Career Award (2011)
Praxis Award for Synthesis of Theory and Practice - Organized Section on Ecological and Transformational Politics (APSA 2004)
Founder's Award for Leadership in the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics - Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (APSA 1997)

Selected Publications:

Affigne, Tony. (2014). "Minority Majority America and the Ghost of Woodrow Wilson". Politics, Groups, and Identities, Eds. Eric N. Waltenburg, Purdue University. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge. Vol. 2 (Issue 3, 2014)

Affigne, Tony., Hu-DeHart, Evelyn., Orr, Marion. (2014). Latino Politics en Ciencia Política: The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Affigne, Tony. (2014). "The Latino Voice in Political Analysis, 1970–2014: From Exclusion to Empowerment". Eds. Tony Affigne, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, and Marion Orr. New York, NY: New York University Press., p. 9-50.

Recent Presentations:

Affigne, Tony., with Lizeth Gonzalez, Research Paper Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, "A Force to Be Reckoned With: Rethinking Latina Leadership and Power". September, 2015.

Affigne, Tony., Invitational Keynote Lecture, "Latino Politics, White Supremacy, and the New South", Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, "Conference on Reimagining the 'New South', Transforming Political Discourses". April, 2015.

Affigne, Tony., Departmental Strategies for Faculty Diversity (Panel Discussion at the Political Science Chair's Workshop), American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, "Department-Level Obstacles to Diversity". August, 2014.

Affigne, Tony., Latino Political Studies and the News Media (Roundtable at the Latino Politics Workshop), Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, "How to Engage Local News with Latino Politics Scholarship". April, 2014.

Affigne, Tony., Research Panel Discussant, National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, Wilmington, DE, "Politics, Inequality, and Social Justice - A Black Agenda in a Deracialized World?". March, 2014.

Affigne, Tony., Research Panel Chair, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, "Green Politics and Theory". August, 2013.

Affigne, Tony., Research Panel Chair, Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, "Identity: Issues and Interests". March, 2013.

Affigne, Tony., Roundtable Organizer and Chair, National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, "Has Obama's Re-Election Improved Prospects for a Black-Latino Political Alliance?". March, 2013.

Affigne, Tony., Honoree's Acceptance and Brief Comments, on Receipt of the Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Political Science, "Centering the Study of Race and Politics," , at the Awards Luncheon, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, "Career Awards in Political Science". August, 2011.


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