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Taeku Lee

Professor of Political Science and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley

Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is the author of Mobilizing Public Opinion (University of Chicago Press, 2002), which received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book awards; co-author of Why Americans Don't Join the Party (Princeton University Press, forthcoming); co-author of Asian American Political Participation (Russell Sage Foundation Press, under review).  He has also co-edited Transforming Politics, Transforming America (University of Virginia Press, 2006) and is currently co-editing Accountability through Public Opinion (World Bank Press, forthcoming) and the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (Oxford University Press, under contract).  Lee has served in administrative and leadership positions at UC-Berkeley and in advisory and consultative capacities for academic presses and journals, research projects, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and private corporations.  Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).