Dr. Todd Shaw, Associate Professor of Political Science, has a forthcoming article and book on issues of race and politics in the United States. In the article, "Disconnected in the Mecca? Social Media and Black Levels of Engagement in Atlanta" Dr. Shaw and co-authors use the 2015 Atlanta Neighborhood Study to explore the association between Black Atlantans’ social media use and involvement in both community and outside political participation, drawing implications for understand Black group cohesion and local public policy mobilization.
The book, After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era, published by New York University Press, examines the impact President Barack Obama and his administration have continued to have on African American politics in the aftermath of his presidency. Dr. Shaw and co-editors bring together more than a dozen scholars to explore his complex legacy, including his successes, failures, and contradictions. A timely and thorough work, After Obama provides the first examination of the Obama administration in its entirety, and the lasting impact it has had on African American politics.