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Talk looks at role of black legislators

Katrina Gamble, predoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of African-American Politics, will discuss how black legislators affect debates in Congress at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.

The Work in Progress Seminar, "Having a Seat at the Table: The Impact of Black Legislators on Congressional Debate," will be held in room 314 of Morey Hall. Sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the talk is free and open to the public.

Gamble is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University, and is completing her doctoral dissertation, "The Face of Congress: The Impact of Race on Representation and Deliberation," while at Rochester. Her dissertation explores how the presence of black legislators affects debate, legislative development, and representation of minority interests in the U.S. House of Representatives. This fall, Gamble will be assistant professor of political science at Brown University.

The mission of the Center for the Study of African-American Politics in the Department of Political Science is to provide an intellectual environment for rigorous research on the political life of African Americans.

For more details about the seminar, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at x5-7235.

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