Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement and the Decline of the Democratic Party

The UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations presents a lecture by Paul Frymer, UC Santa Cruz.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hacienda Room
UCLA Faculty Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Paul Frymer teaches and writes about United States politics and democracy, particularly political institutions, constitutional and antidiscrimination law, elections and representation, race and democratic theory, labor and employment, collective action, and American political development.  He is currently working on two broad projects, one that examines the role of politics and law in both healing and exacerbating racial divisions in the United States labor movement during the twentieth century, and another that explores new legal and cultural understandings of race, gender, and difference in the modern workplace.

Professor Frymer also serves as the director of the Legal Studies major at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  His research interests are American politics, law, theories of race and antidiscrimination, parties and elections, organizations and collective action, labor, American political development.

Recent Publications:

  • "New Orleans is not the Exception: Re-Politicizing the Study of Racial Inequality," with D.Z. Strolovitch and D.T. Warren, Du Bois Review (Spring 2006)
  • "Racism Revised: Courts, Labor Law and the Institutional Construction of Racial Animus," American Political Science Review 99:373 (August 2005)
  • "Race, Parties and Democratic Inclusion," in The Politics of Democratic Inclusion , eds. R. Hero, C. Wolbrecht, (Temple University Press, 2005)
  • "Race, Labor and the Twentieth-Century American State," Politics and Society 32:475 (December 2004)
  • "The Rise of Instrumental Affirmative Action--Law and the New Significance of Race in America," with J.D. Skrentny, Connecticut Law Review 36:677 (Spring 2004)
  • "Acting When Elected Officials Won't: Federal Courts and Civil Rights Enforcement in U.S. Labor Unions, 1935-85," American Political Science Review 97:843 (2003)
  • "Political Parties, Representation, and Federal Safeguards," with A. Yoon, Northwestern University Law Review 96:977 (2002)
  • Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America (Princeton University Press, 1999) 

This event is also co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at UCLA.

Cost : Free

For more information please contact:

UCLA Institute of Industrial RelationsTel: 310-794-5957

Sponsor(s): , Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations. Information about non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.