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Niambi Carter

Former Fellow


    September 7, 2021 — May 20, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Associate Professor of Political Science, Howard University


    • Migration
    • U.S. Politics
    • Racial and Ethnic Politics
    • Black Politics
    • Latin America
    • North America

    Wilson Center Projects

    Special Procedures: On Haiti, Black Leadership, and U.S. Refugee Policy, 1979-1998

    Full Biography

    Dr. Niambi Carter earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University (2007) working primarily in the area of American Politics with a specific focus on Race and Ethnic Politics, Black Politics, Public Opinion, and Political Behavior. Her book, American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship (2019, Oxford University Press), investigates African American public opinion on immigration. Prof. Carter’s other work explores themes of citizenship, national identity, and national belonging with a particular emphasis on Black Americans.

    Her work has appeared in the Journal of Politics; National Review of Black Politics; Political Psychology; Politics, Groups, and Identities; and many others. She is the recipient of a number of fellowships and awards from organizations such as the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, and the Center for the Study of African American Politics. She is a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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    Major Publications

    • American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship
    • Race and Nation: How Racial Hierarchy Shapes National Attachments
    • Perceptual Knots and Black Identity Politics: Linked Fate, American Heritage, and Support for Trump Era Immigration Policy