Christopher Parker Named Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice

Associate Professor Christopher Parker has been named the Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice by the Department of Political Science. Dr. Parker completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago (2001); his research specializes in behavioral study of historical political events, processes, and movements, with a focus on issues of race and ethnicity. He is the author of Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South (Princeton University Press, 2009) and numerous articles. Parker has won multiple awards and fellowships; he recently has received extensive national notice for his survey findings about the Tea Party Movement, which is presently being developed into a book.  The term professorship is named for Emeritus Professor Stuart Scheingold, who served as a Department of Political Science faculty member from 1974 until his retirement in 2002.   Dr. Scheingold taught courses in the public law field, published nine books, and won lifetime achievement awards from both the Law and Society Association and the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association.  The professorship for Parker begins on September 16, 2010, and has been awarded for an initial term of three years.