Adolphus Belk Jr.

Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States.

Belk Jr.’s research has concentrated on the politics of crime and punishment, and white nationalism in American politics. His research focuses on the prison-industrial complex and the politics of mass incarceration. His work has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Race and Policy, where he also served as a guest editor in a special issue that examined how the 2008 presidential election affected race, racism, and policy in the U.S.

Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Areas of Expertise: American Government, Race & Ethnic Politics in the U.S., the Politics of Mass Incarceration, Public Policy

Contact Information:

E-mail: *or* email Julia Longshaw, news & media services manager,

Phone: (803) 323-4581
Twitter: @abjrphd

Vincent Hutchings

Vincent Hutchings teaches political science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he focuses on American government and politics and race/ethnicity in politics. He was featured in “Race 2012: A PBS Election Special.” 

He has been awarded several grants from the National Science Foundation, including:

  • -2009-2011 to be the Principal Investigator for his project “Elite Communications and Racial Group Conflict in the 21st Century”
  • -2010-2013 to be the Principal Investigator in Michigan for the American National Election Studies

Hutchings was named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012 and was given the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Political Research Quarterly in 2009.

Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise: Government and Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Public Opinion, Elections & Voting Behavior, African American Politics, Afroamerican and African Studies, Campaigns

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Info:

Phone: (734) 764-6591


Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

Morning Edition: Herman Cain And The Politics Of Race

Heard on WDET: For a complete list, click here.

GOP Searches For Way To Regain Minority Voters