Tehama Lopez Bunyasi is Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis
and Resolution at George Mason University.
Candis Watts Smith is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Penn State University. She received her PhD from Duke University and was awarded the 2013 Best Dissertation Award from the Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
"Lays bare the common sense assumptions that both sustain and
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