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Center on African American Politics and Society

The Center on African American Politics and Society (CAAPS) provides an intellectual infrastructure for social science research on the political, social, and economic conditions affecting black communities. It aims to support theoretically sophisticated and policy-informed research among Columbia faculty, using a variety of methods and approaches that intersect various disciplines, including political science, psychology, sociology, law, economics and urban studies. With its emphasis on policy-relevant research, the Center on African American Politics and Society aims to bridge the center's research with the needs and concerns of policy and community-based actors who work within and in behalf of black communities.

Acronym: 

CAAPS

Director: 

Fredrick C. Harris

Professor of Political Science; Dean of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director of the Center on African-American Politics and Society

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