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Peter Skerry

professor, political science, Boston University

Peter Skerry is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where his research focuses on social policy, racial and ethnic politics, and immigration. Professor Skerry has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and served as Director of Washington Programs for the University of California at Los Angeles's Center for American Politics and Public Policy, where he also taught political science. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Legislative Director for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. He serves on the editorial board of the journal, *American Politics Research*, and on the board of advisory editors of *Society* magazine. Professor Skerry is also a member of the Advisory Council on European/Transatlantic Issues at the Heinrich Bll Foundation of Bndnis 90/Die Grnen (the German Green Party). His writings on politics, racial and ethnic issues, immigration and social policy have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications, including *Society*, *Publius*, *The Journal of Policy History*, *The New Republic*, *Slate*, *The Public Interest*, *The Wilson Quarterly*, *National Review*, *The New York Times*, *The Los Angeles Times*, *The Wall Street Journal*, and *The Washington Post*. His book, *Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority* (Harvard University Press), was awarded the 1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His most recent book is *Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics*, published by the Brookings Institution Press. His current project is a study of the social, cultural, and political integration of Muslims and Arabs in the United States.