University of Rochester

EVENT: "Having a Seat at the Table: The Impact of Black Legislators on Congressional Debate," a lecture by Katrina Gamble, predoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of African-American Politics at the University of Rochester

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

April 19, 2005

Katrina Gamble, predoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of African-American Politics at the University of Rochester, will discuss how black legislators affect debates in Congress at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, on the University’s River Campus. The Work in Progress Seminar, sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, will be held in room 314 of Morey Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Gamble is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. She 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 her Work in Progress Seminar, Gamble will discuss “Having a Seat at the Table: The Impact of Black Legislators on Congressional Debate.”

For more information, contact the Frederick Douglass Institute at (585) 275-7235.




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