Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Professor Frasure-Yokley’s research interests include racial and ethnic politics, political behavior, state and local governance and the political economy of metropolitan areas. Some of her recent work appears in Urban Affairs Review and National Political Science Review. She is the co-Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Multi-racial Post-Election Study (CMPS) 2008 and 2012, the first multi-state, multi-racial, multi-lingual post-election study of racial and political preferences and behavior among registered voters in the United States.
Her book, Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs (Cambridge University Press, 2015) is the 2016 winner of two national book awards including, the Best Book about Race Relations in the United States by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (REP) Section and the Dennis Judd Best Book Award by the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). She examines international and domestic migration to American suburbs and the responsiveness of state and local institutions to the political and policy concerns of immigrant and ethnic minority groups. Professor Frasure-Yokley is the recipient of several local and national awards including the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Research Council of the National Academies, and the Clarence Stone Young Scholars Award of the American Political Science Association’s Urban Politics Section.