Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, and political participation and social movements. He has written or edited Mobilizing Public Opinion (2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (with Ricardo Ramírez and Karthick Ramakrishnan, 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (with Zoltan Hajnal, 2011), Accountability through Public Opinion (with Sina Odugbemi, 2011), and Asian American Political Participation (with Janelle Wong, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Jane Junn, 2011). Lee is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (with David Leal and Mark Sawyer) and is co-Principal Investigator of the 2008 and 2012 National Asian American Survey. He has served in various leadership, advisory, and consultative capacities including the Board of the American National Election Studies, the Board of the General Social Survey and the Council of the American Political Science Association. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was Assistant Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit.
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