Megan Ming Francis
Field Director for History and Political Development
Megan Ming Francis is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. She specializes in race, American politics, and the development of constitutional law, and is particularly interested in the construction of rights and citizenship, black political activism, and the post-Civil-War South. She is the author of Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (Cambridge University Press, 2014), winner of the Ralph J. Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association and the W. E. B. Du Bois Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Francis is currently at work on a second book that examines the role of the criminal justice system in the rebuilding of southern political and economic power after the Civil War.