Name:  Adolphus Belk
Title:  Professor of Political Science
Education:  Ph.D., Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
M.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
B.A., African-American Studies and Political Science, Syracuse University
Office:  332 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-4581
Area(s):  American Government, Race and Ethnic Politics in the U.S., the Politics of Mass Incarceration, Public Policy


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Dr. Adolphus Belk, Jr. is a Professor of Political Science and African American Studies who joined the Winthrop faculty in 2003. He has taught courses on American government, Black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Belk’s research has concentrated on the politics of crime and punishment as well as white nationalism in American government and politics. His work has been published in The Journal of Race and PolicySouls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and SocietyThe Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research; National Review of Black Politics; and by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He has also collaborated with Dr. Scott Huffmon on projects for the Center for Public Opinion & Policy Research (CPOPR), which conducts the widely respected Winthrop Poll. Lastly, Belk and Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey (WU Class of 2004) are co-editors of the forthcoming book, For the Culture: Hip-Hop and the Fight for Social Justice.