Dr. Dean Robinson

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Amherst, Massachusetts
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Political Science
Higher Education
Racial Equity & Healing
African-American / Black Communities


Dean Robinson, PhD, received his bachelor's degree in political science at Stanford University and a doctorate in the same field at Yale University. He is currently on leave from his position as an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Robinson's research focuses on African-American politics, social movements and political thought. He is the author of a recent book, "Black Nationalism in American Politics and Thought," (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Dr. Robinson has also initiated a book-length project that will explore the effects of the conservative ascendancy in American politics on black American health. The project proposes to look at the issue of black/white health disparities since the Reagan administration by examining three general policy domains: 1) health care access 2) jobs and educational opportunity and 3) social welfare provision. Dr. Robinson is at Harvard University.