Professor of Political Science:
Phone: +1 401 863 5792
Katherine Tate is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Her Ph.D. in political science is from the University of Michigan. She has a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago. Tate is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of a number of books including Concordance: Black Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress from Carter to Obama (University of Michigan Press, 2013). Her research and teaching are in the areas of public opinion, public policy, ethnic and gender politics.
Public Opinion: Undergraduate Seminar
In examining public opinion on a variety of issues (which vary from semester to semester), 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 statistics into their analysis of public opinion trends.
Urban Politics and Policy: Undergraduate Seminar
In this course, students examine the politics of urban America, and the causes and consequences of urban poverty and inequality.
Social Groups in American Politics: Undergraduate Seminar
In this course, students examine the politics of social groups in order to gain a broader perspective of the American political process. Topics can vary, and include a review of the major developments in American politics for historically discriminated groups including women.
Public Opinion: Graduate Seminar
This class provides students an introduction to the major theoretical approaches and applied research in the study of American public opinion, which is a major subfield in American politics. Students concentrating in American politics are expected to take this course. We examine opinions on a variety of topics.