Curriculum Vitae (CV)

EMPLOYMENT

University Postdoctoral Fellow, Africana Studies Institute, School/College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, August 2016 – May 2017

Assistant Professor, Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice- City University of New York, 2014 – Present

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2014

Dissertation: The Development of Political Identity in Public Housing Spaces

           Chairs: Cathy J. Cohen (Co-Chair), Omar McRoberts (Co-Chair)

M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2009

B.A., Political Science and Center for Afro-American and African Studies (high honors), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2007

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

2016               Fellowship, Conference for Pre-Tenure Women, Purdue University

2016               Digital Portfolio Faculty Development Program, CUNY

2016               Discover, Design and Develop (D3) Fellowship Program, CUNY

2016               Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, CUNY

2015               PSC-CUNY Research Award, CUNY

2015               Mini-Conference for Women of Color in Political Science, American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco

2015               University Advisory Council on Diversity for the Diversity Projects Development Fund Grant, CUNY

2013               Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, IL.

2012-2014       Carter G. Woodson Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia

2012-2013       American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship, declined

2012-2013       Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship,

alternate

2012                Founders Student Symposium Award, National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Las Vegas, NV

2012               Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship, University of Chicago

2012               Department of Political Science Travel Grant, University of Chicago

2011                Grodzkins Lectureship, University of Chicago

2010, 2011      Research Initiative Grant, University of Chicago

2009               Office of Multicultural Affairs Travel Grant, University of Chicago

2008               NSF AGEP/SBE Summer Collaborative Grant

2007-2012       Five-Year Social Sciences Division Fellowship, University of Chicago

PUBLICATIONS

Moffett-Bateau, Alexandra J. “Feminist Erasure: The Development of a Black Feminist Methodological Theory.” Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture. Silva, K. and Mendes, K. (eds.) Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. 2015.

PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS

Moffett-Bateau, Alexandra J. [revise and resubmit] “Political Creativity and the Negotiation of Political Engagement in Public Housing Spaces.” 2016

Moffett-Bateau, Alexandra J. [under review].“The Consequences of Neighborhood Violence on Political Expression.” 2016

Moffett-Bateau, Alexandra J. Redefining the Political: Poor Black Women in Chicago and New Understandings of Political Identity and Action. 2016 [manuscript in progress].

INVITED TALKS

2016   Roundtable. “To Hell and Back: Black Political Scientists, Dispossession, Disability, and the Quotidian Violence of Academic Life.” American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2016   Panelist. “Media Forum for Faculty Focusing on Social Media.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY, New York, NY.

2016 “APSA Roundtable on Political Science in the Public Arena.” Western Political Science Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

2015   “Political Ethnography on Residential Violence and Politics.” Center for Race and Ethnicity’s 10th Faculty Forum on Race and Ethnicity. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Oct 30.

2013   Panelist. “Scandalous: Race, Sex and Politics in the Age of Olivia Pope.” Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, April 25

2012   Panelist. “The Haunted and the Hunted: A Flash Seminar on Stop and Frisk.” Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, November 5.

2012     Panelist. “Building a Good Intellectual Foundation in your Discipline.” Social, Behavior and Economic Sciences (SBE) Symposium, University of Chicago, May 25.

2012     Panelist. “Black Studies/Chronicle of Higher Education Controversy: Circumstances, Context, Meaning.” Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago, University of Chicago, May 23.

2012    “Developing Vision: On Becoming a Black Feminist Academic.” Keynote Presentation at the Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Conference, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, March 30.

2011    “Public Housing Spaces and Political Imagination.” Political Psychology Workshop, University of Chicago, November 18.

2010    “Young Black People, Political Efficacy and Hip-Hop.” Race and Religion Workshop, University of Chicago, April 13

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016     “Public Housing, Political Engagement and the Creation of Social Networks.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Diego, CA

2015   “Sustained Political Critique from the Margins: Public Housing Residency and the Development of Political Priorities.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2015   ‘Social Networks, Neighborhood Context and the Development of Membership within a Political Community.’ Presented at the National Conference for Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, GA.

2013   “Citizenship, Community and Belonging: The Impact of the Public Housing Experience on Political Engagement.” Accepted at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 11-14.

2012    “Political Creativity in Urban Spaces: How Public Housing Shapes the Political Participation of Low-Income Residents.” Presented at the Minority Graduate Student Association Conference, University of Chicago, May 5.

2012    “Public Housing and the Development of Political Imagination.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 12-15.

2012    “Public Housing and the Development of Political Imagination.” Presented at the National Conference for Black Political Scientists, Las Vegas, NV, February 15-17.

2010    “Police Brutality and Political Cynicism.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 22-25

2010    “Misogyny, Gender and Race: Effects of Rap Music on Political Efficacy and Political Attitudes of Young People.” [Poster] Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 22-25

2009    “Young Black Women and the Politics of Rap Music.” Presented at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Houston, TX, March 18-21

2007    “The Influence of Black Feminist Academics on Black Female Activists.” [Poster] Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 12-16

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2010    “Young People and the 2010 Election.” Presented at the Applied Research Center Facing Race Conference, Chicago, IL, September 24-25.

2010    “The Politics of Young People and the Black Youth Project.” Presented to the University of Chicago Summer Links Program, Chicago, IL, August 20.

2010    “Young People, Research and the Black Youth Project.” Presented at the Youth Voices Network Training, Chicago, IL, January 29-30.

2009    “Civic and Political Engagement Beyond 2008.” Presented at the Ford Foundation Convening, Washington, D.C., December 7-9.

2009    “Starting a Research Project.” Presented for the Woodlawn Community Charter School, Chicago, IL, October 29.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor

Race and Politics, John Jay College

Gender and the Law, John Jay College

Instructor/Lecturer                      

Violence and the Politics of Black Women, University of Chicago

Preceptor              

Public Policy BA Thesis Colloquium

Mellon Mays Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2016               Department Treasurer, Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY.

2016               College-wide Elections Committee, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY.

2016               Department Curriculum Committee, Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY.

2015               Discussant, Race, Welfare Policy, and Housing Policy, Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

2015                Legal Studies Advisor, Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY (spring).

2015                Service Corps Application Reader, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY (spring).

2011-2012       The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Graduate & Professional Student (GPS) Mentoring Program, University of Chicago.

2011-2012       Chicago Careers in Higher Education Mentoring Program, University of Chicago.

2011-2012       Graduate Student Mentor, Departmental Political Science Association, University of Chicago.

2008-2009       The Collegiate Mentoring Program, University of Chicago.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Political Science Association

Western Political Science Association

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

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