Lisa A. Beard

Lisa A. Beard

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow

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Lisa Beard is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at UC Riverside, with a research focus in U.S. race, gender, and sexuality politics and political thought. Lisa received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Latina/o Studies from Smith College.

Currently, Lisa is working on a book manuscript on race and political identification, based on dissertation research that was selected for the American Political Science Association’s 2017 Best Dissertation Award in Race, Ethnicity and Politics. Published work can be found in Contemporary Political Theory and in two forthcoming edited volumes, including A Political Companion to James Baldwin (University Press of Kansas, Susan McWilliams, Ed.) and a volume on Black women, politics, and oral history (Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Ed.). This research has been supported by the Future of Minority Studies Research Project, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Duke University’s Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, the Center on Diversity and Community at the University of Oregon, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon.


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