Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, Ph.D.

Professor in New York

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Alexandra Moffett-Bateau holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and BA in Political Science and African American Studies (honors) from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor.

Dr. Moffett-Bateau is a Assistant Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York. She is also a University Postdoctoral Fellow in the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. She was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UConn as a part of the Collaborative for Equity Through Research on Women and Girl's of Color for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Dr. Moffett-Bateau's intellectual work focuses on race & politics, urban politics and political behavior, with broad specialties in American Politics and Political Theory. Her manuscript in progress argues that in order to accurately capture the political engagement of women living in poverty, a fundamental expansion and redefinition of what is considered, "political" is needed.

In addition to her political work, she volunteers for grassroots’ organizations committed to social justice. Using her expertise as a researcher and academic writer, Dr. Moffett-Bateau works to support organizations in their outreach to local communities.

  • Work
    • Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Education
    • PhD, Political Science