Katherine Tate is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Her Doctor of Philosophy in political science is from the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago. Tate has published six books, including the award winning Black Faces in the Mirror and From Protest to Politics. Her research and teaching are in the areas of public opinion, government, and racial and gender politics.
|Stout, Christopher, Tate, Katherine. "The 2008 presidential election, political efficacy, and group empowerment." Politics, Groups, and Identities, vol. 1, no. 2, 2013, pp. 143-163.|
|Chambers, S., Tate, K. "Value-Added Measures in Restructuring Urban Schools." Education and Urban Society, vol. 47, no. 6, 2013, pp. 723-738.|
|TATE, KATHERINE. "Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America by Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith." Political Science Quarterly, vol. 127, no. 3, 2012, pp. 474-475.|
|Tate, Katherine. "Black Radical Voices and Policy Effectiveness in the U.S. Congress." The Forum, vol. 8, no. 2, 2010.|
|Tate, Katherine. "Black Feminist Voices in Politics by Evelyn M. Simien." Political Science Quarterly, vol. 122, no. 4, 2007, pp. 676-677.|
|Tate, Katherine. "Black Politics, the GOP Southern Strategy, and the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act." The Forum, vol. 4, no. 2, 2006.|
|Randolph, Lewis A., Tate, Katherine. "Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress." The Journal of African American History, vol. 89, no. 4, 2004, pp. 378.|
|Tate, Katherine. "POLITICAL INCORPORATION AND CRITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF BLACK PUBLIC OPINION." Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, vol. 1, no. 02, 2004.|
|Tate, Katherine. "Will America Ever Pay? Racial Justice and Reparations." The Forum, vol. 2, no. 3, 2004.|
Tate’s work concerns the impact of Blacks in U.S. politics. As a numerical minority, how can they affect social change and achieve social and economic progress? What political strategies should they adopt—insider or outsider ones? Are Black opinions still significantly to the political left of other social groups in the U.S.? How do Black lawmakers shape and contribute to the policymaking process? Recently, Tate has shifted her focus to the study of women (and queers) in U.S. politics. Do women share a common outlook and vision in U.S. politics? Do stereotypes about women still exist, and how do these stereotypes impact their politics? Finally, are women lawmakers still somewhat different from men in government, or have they adapted to copy the leadership and legislative style of men as they have advanced politically?
Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, and Mark Q. Sawyer. 2014. Something's In the Air: Race, Crime and the Legalization of Marijuana. New York, New York: Routledge.
Katherine Tate. 2014. Concordance: Black Lawmaking in the United States Congress from 1977 to 2010. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
Katherine Tate. 2010. What's Going On? Political Incorporation and the Transformation of Black Public Opinion. Washington, District of Columbia: Georgetown University Press.
Katherine Tate. 2003. Black Faces in the Mirror and Their Representatives in the United States Congress. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. (Winner of the 2004 Southern Political Science Association's V.O. Key Jr. book award; the 2004 APSA's Race, Ethnicity, and Politics bookk award; co-winner of the 2005 National Conference of Black Political Scientists' Outstanding book award; named an "Outstanding Academic Title in 2003" by Choice Magazine.)
Lucius J. Barker, Mack H. Jones, and Katherine Tate. 1998. African Americans and the American Political System, 4d Ed. Saddleback, NJ: Pearson.
Katherine Tate. 1993. From Protest to Politics: The New Black Voters in United States Elections. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Co-winner of the 1994 Southern Political Science Association's V.O. Key, Jr. book award; enlarged paperback edition with new chapter, 1994; co-winner of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists' 1995 Outstanding Book Award.)
Public Opinion: Undergraduate Seminar
In examining public opinion on a variety of issues, the course's principal objective is to help students understand the role of public opinion in democratic governments. In addition, students learn how to integrate poll data into their analysis of public opinion.
Women and Politics: Undergraduate Course.
In this course, we focus on the politics of United States women as activists, voters, candidates, and elected officials. To what extent does gender define all and political and social viewpoints of women and queers? This course will also consider the ways in which social class, ethnicity, marital status, parenthood, feminism, church beliefs, political orientation, and cultural beliefs influence women's public policy and politics.
Social Groups in United States Politics: Undergraduate Course
In this course, students examine the politics of social groups in order to gain a broader perspective of the United States political process. Topics can vary, and include a review of the major developments in United States politics for social groups.
Public Opinion: Graduate Seminar
This class provides students a review of scholarly approaches in the study of United States public opinion.
|POLS 1315 - Social Groups in American Politics|
|POLS 1360 - U.S. Gender Politics|
|POLS 1822Z - Social Attitudes and their Impact on U.S. Politics|
|POLS 1823H - Public Opinion|
|POLS 1823I - Urban Politics and Policy|
|POLS 2070 - U.S. Public Opinion|
|POLS 2075 - Social Groups in U.S. Politics|