Lorraine C. Minnite
Lorraine C. Minnite has taught American and urban politics at Barnard College since 2000. Prior to that she was the Associate Director of the Center for Urban Research and Policy at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. Her research is concerned with issues of equality, social and racial justice, political conflict and institutional change. Prof. Minnite has consulted with various labor, advocacy, and governmental organizations, and political campaigns which have relied on her expertise in public policy and demographic patterns in New York City. An experienced survey researcher, she has published on various aspects of political participation, immigration, voting behavior and urban politics. She is currently working on a book on the politics of electoral rules called The Myth of Voter Fraud. Prof. Minnite holds a B.A. in History from Boston University, and an M.A and Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York.