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Meet VCU's Authors: Alex Keena, Ph.D., in conversation with Michael Latner, Ph.D.

November 1, 2021

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Alex Keena, Ph.D.

Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism

4:00 p.m. (virtual event)

 

Speaker Bios

Alex Keena, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political science at VCU, who researches political representation. He is co-author of "Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism" (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and "Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and many articles on redistricting, money in politics, and the U.S. Congress. Keena graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in 2008. He completed his B.A. at Loyola University Chicago in 2011, and his Ph.D at the University of California, Irvine in 2016.

Michael Latner, Ph.D., is professor of political science at California Polytechnic State University and senior fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy. He is co-author of "Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism" (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and "Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty" (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and many articles on redistricting, money in politics, and the US Congress. Latner completed his B.A. at California State University Chico in 1995, and his Ph.D at the University of California, Irvine in 2008.