Taeku Lee

Cohort 6 — Yale Alumni List
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Lee is a Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California at Berkeley.  He was born in South Korea, grew up in Malaysia and New York City, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).  His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion (2002), received the American Political Science Association’s J. David Greenstone Award and the Southern Political Science Association’s V.O. Key Award. His also co-editor of Transforming Politics, Transforming America (2006) on immigrant political incorporation and co-author of the just-finished Race, Immigration, and (Non)Partisanship in America.  Currently, he is co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States and co-editing a volume for the World Bank titled Voice with Teeth: Public Opinion and Accountability.  Lee is also embarking on two new books: a collection of essays tentatively titledRace, Identity, Power, and Method; a volume for the Russell Sage Foundation based on the 2008 National Asian American Survey (co-authored with his co-Principal Investigators on that project).  At Berkeley, Lee was previously the Director of the IGS Center on the Politics of Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity, chair of the Diversity and Democracy Cluster of the Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative, and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Lee was Assistant Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Discipline: Political Science