Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III, Ph.D.
Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Researcher, Public Speaker, Political Analyst, Media Consultant

RESEARCH

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“If you don’t understand white supremacy – [racism] – what it is, and how it works — everything else that you understand will only confuse you.”
— Dr. Neely Fuller, Jr

Research Articles 

Riley. Emmitt and Peterson, Clarissa. 2019. “Economic Anxiety or Racial Predispositions? Explaining White Support for Donald Trump. The Journal of Race and Policy.  (Forthcoming).

Riley, Emmitt and Peterson, Clarissa. 2019.  “Explaining the Impact of Black Political Representation on Racial Resentment in Majority Black Congressional Districts.” Co-Authored with Clarissa Peterson.  Revise and Resubmit. Politics, Groups, and Identities. 


Works in Progress

 2019. “Minority Legislators, Majority Views: Race, Partisanship, and Congressional Job Approval” Targeted Journal:  Legislative Quarterly -  In Progress.  Co-Authored with Clarissa Peterson.
 
2019. Black and Blue:  How Racial Attitudes and Ideology Impact Feelings Towards Black Lives Matters.  Targeted Journal:  National Political Science Review.  Co-Authored with Clarissa Peterson.


Book Chapters

2019. Sisters in the Mayor’s Seat: The Elections and Representational Styles of African American Female Mayor’s in the Mississippi Delta.  Black Girl Political Magic: Elections and Governance by Sharon W. Austin.
 
2019.  For the Culture: Explaining the Electoral Success of African American Incumbents.  (In Progress)

2017    Peterson, Clarissa and Riley, Emmitt. The Great Divider: President Obama's Influence on Trust in Government and Racial Attitudes in How the Obama Presidency Changed the Political Landscape.  June 2017. (Eds.) Larry J. Walker, F. Erik Brooks and Ramon Goings


Encyclopedia Entries

2019     The Southern Strategy. African Americans in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of African Americans as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. Edited by Tyson King-Meadows, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman and Keesha Middlemass.  

2019      Cynthia McKinney. African Americans in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of African Americans as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders. Edited by Tyson King-Meadows, Valeria Sinclair-Chapman and Keesha Middlemass.


Book Project

“Mississippi Goddamn: The Constrains of Black Political Representation in the Mississippi Delta.” -Manuscript in Progress