La TaSha Levy (she/her)

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Ph.D., African American Studies, Northwestern University
M.P.S., Africana Studies, Cornell University
B.A., African American and African Studies, University of Virginia
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La TaSha Levy is a Black Studies scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington – Seattle. She earned a Ph.D. in African American Studies at Northwestern University; a master’s in Africana Studies at Cornell University; and a bachelor’s from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include post-WWII African American politics, Black intellectual history, and Black Women's Studies.

Dr. Levy's book manuscript, “Race Matters in the GOP,” traces the dramatic, ideological shift in Black Republican politics during the height and decline of the modern civil rights movement. She argues that the ideological shift in Black Republicanism, which pivoted from liberal to conservative, had devastating consequences for racial liberalism and two-party politics. For this work, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute. 

Prior to graduate study, Dr. Levy worked in student affairs, having served as the director of the Luther P. Jackson Black Cultural Center and assistant dean of the Office of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia. 

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