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Philip Klinkner is James S. Sherman Professor of Government at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. He graduated from Lake Forest College in 1985 and received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1992. In 1995, he received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association. He was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. in 1990-91 and a Guest Scholar in 1993 and 1995.
Professor Klinkner has authored numerous books and articles. He is the primary author (with Rogers Smith) of The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of America's Commitment to Racial Equality (University of Chicago Press, September 1999) which examines the dynamics of race in American politics and history. The book received the inaugural Horace Mann Bond Book Award from the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University and was a semifinalist for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
In addition to his publications, Professor Klinkner has also contributed to the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Salon.com, the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other newspapers and magazines. He has also appeared on many television and radio broadcasts, including C-SPAN, NPR, and Black Entertainment Television.
Professor Klinkner lives with his wife and two children in Utica, NY.