He is an expert on voting rights, black political behavior, and black representation in Congress. His scholarship focuses on the intersections of race, institutional design, and public opinion. As an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, King-Meadows served as a staffer to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary, where his portfolio included supporting the committee’s actions involving voting rights, tracking Supreme Court rulings addressing congressional authority, and overseeing the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section under the administration of Barack Obama. He is the author of scholarly articles and books, including When the Letter Betrays the Spirit: Voting Rights Enforcement and African American Participation from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama (2011) and Devolution and Black State Legislators: Challenges and Choices in the Twenty- First Century (2006). King-Meadows has studied the socioeconomic and cultural dynamics affecting black civic life for over twenty years. He is active in professional organizations for political scientists and is a former president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.