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Debra Thompson

Debra Thompson is an Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University, specializing in race and ethnic politics. Her award-winning book, The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge University Press, 2016) is a study of the political development of racial classifications on the national censuses of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. She is currently writing two book projects: the first explores the transnational dynamics of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the second, co-authored with Keith Banting (Queen’s University) analyzes the puzzling persistence of racial inequality in Canada. 

She will participate in our webinar “Racism and Nationalism” on Thursday, July 23rd, at 1pm EST.