Professor of Political Science
Recipient in 2005 of the J. David Greenstone Prize of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association for the best book in politics and history published in the previous two years.
Recipient of the 2005 Ralph J. Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association, which honors excellence in books that treat ethnic and cultural pluralism in the United States.
Recipient of the 2005 V.O. Key, Jr. Award of the Southern Political Science Association, for the outstanding book on Southern politics published in 2004.