People in the Department
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Department Chair
Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law and Chair of the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
He has written or edited Mobilizing Public Opinion (Chicago 2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (with Ricardo Ramírez and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Virginia 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (with Zoltan Hajnal, Princeton 2011), Asian American Political Participation (with Janelle Wong, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Jane Junn, Russell Sage 2011) and Accountability through Public Opinion (with Sina Odugbemi, World Bank, 2011). Mobilizing Public Opinion received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book award in 2003; Why Americans Don't Join the Party was awarded the best book award from the Race and Ethnic Politics section of the American Political Science Association
Lee is currently co-Principal Investigator of the National Asian American Survey and is co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (with David Leal and Mark Sawyer). Lee has served in leadership, advisory, and consultative capacities for the academy, policy think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multinationals. He currently serves on the Board of the American National Election Studies and the Council of the American Political Science Association. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School and Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at Yale. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, 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.).
Racial Politics, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Social Movements, Asian American Politics
A.B. University of Michigan, M.P.P. Harvard University, Ph.D. University of Chicago
Janelle Wong, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Taeku Lee, and Jane Junn. 2011. Asian American Political Participation: Emerging Constituents and their Political Identities. Russell Sage Foundation Press.
Sina Odugbemi and Taeku Lee, eds. 2011. Accountability through Public Opinion: From Inertia to Public Action. World Bank Press.
Zoltan Hajnal and Taeku Lee. 2011. Why Americans Don’t Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure (of Political Parties) to Engage the Electorate. Princeton University Press.
Taeku Lee, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Ricardo Ramirez, eds. 2006. Transforming Politics, Transforming America: The Civic and Political Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press.
Taeku Lee, 2002. Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.