Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Skip Navigation Linksaffigne

  
Edit
  
Notes
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  

Tony Affigne

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Photo of faculty memberProfessor

Contact Information:

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

Education:

Ph.D. - Brown University

Brief Biography:

Professor Affigne is known for his thought provoking classes: Race and Politics in the Americas, Political Thought in Science Fiction, and The Politics of Climate Change. He founded the American Political Science Association's research group on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, and is book review editor for that field's premier academic journal. In 2011 Affigne received the Frank J. Goodnow Award, the highest honor for service to American political science. He is a past chair of Providence College’s political science department, and past director of Black studies. He frequently offers commentary for NBC, ABC, PBS, NBC Latino, and Latino public radio.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Dr. Affigne is available for interviews or media commentary on: National politics and presidential elections; Rhode Island state and city politics; Environmental policy and advocacy; Ethnic relations and racial politics.

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:

Gonzalez, Lizeth., Affigne, Tony. (2016). "'A Force to Be Reckoned With': Rethinking Latina Leadership and Power". Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Affigne, Tony. (2014). In Eric N. Waltenburg, Purdue University. (Ed.) "Minority Majority America and the Ghost of Woodrow Wilson". Politics, Groups, and IdentitiesVol. 2 (Issue 3, 2014) Routledge.

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". New York, NY: New York University Press.

Recent Presentations:

Affigne, Tony., Invitational Lecture, “From the Rio Grande to the Susquehanna: Latino Emergence and the Enrichment of American Politics” , Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, "Sponsored by the Bucknell Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender". November, 2016.

Affigne, Tony., Invitational Lecture, "Building a Wall, or Digging a Hole?—Donald Trump and the Latino Electorate", Tufts University, Medford, MA, "Sponsored by the Latino Studies Program, Political Science, Sociology, and Tisch College". November, 2016.

Affigne, Tony., Invitational Lecture, "ERASING RACE: Racial Exclusion and Empowerment in Political Science", University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, "PI SIGMA ALPHA Annual Keynote Lecture". April, 2016.

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.


Click here for more information