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Raymond Arthur Smith
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D., is an adjunct assistant professor of political science at both Columbia University and New York University. In the Columbia Department of Political Science, he has taught “Race and Ethnicity in American Politics,” “The 2012 Presidential Election,” “Majority Rule and Minority Rights in American Democracy,” and “American Parties and Elections.” At NYU, he is an adjunct faculty member in the M.A. program in Politics and also teaches a variety of undergraduate course in American politics.
Professor Smith is author or co-author of several books including Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government (Praeger, 2010); a textbook entitled The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 3rd Edition, 2013); and Drugs Into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism (with Patricia Siplon; Praeger, 2006). He is editor of a volume of primary documents, with commentary, about The Politics of Sexuality in the U.S. since 1965 (Greenwood, 2010) and of the three-volume bookset Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues (Praeger, 2013). He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for American Government of the academic publisher ABC-CLIO and has been editor of two book series with ABC-CLIO: “Political Participation in American” and “New Trends and Ideas in American Politics.”
Professor Smith is also a Senior Fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington D.C. and an investigator in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health at the Columbia University Medical Center. His writing on politics has appeared on the New York Times Op-Ed page, on The Huffington Post, on the “Ten Miles Square” blog of Washington Monthly, and on the “Progressive Fix” blog of the Progressive Policy Institute. He holds an M.A. in international relations (1991) from Yale University and a Ph.D. (1999) in political science from Columbia University, with an emphasis on American politics.