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MEDIA CONTACT:   Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

Politics and Public Opinion Expert Joins FAU

BOCA RATON, FL (September 4, 2008) – The political science department in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced that American and comparative politics expert Dukhong Kim has joined the department as assistant professor.   Kim comes to FAU from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was a visiting assistant professor.   Kim’s fields of interest in relation to American politics include public opinion, political behavior, racial politics, political psychology and the presidency.  

In 2006, an article Kim coauthored with Dennis Chong entitled “The Experiences and Effects of Economic Status among Racial and Ethnic Minorities” was published in American Political Science Review.   The article was later reprinted in New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Voting.   The authors explored the impact of socioeconomic status on one’s identity with an ethnic or racial group.   Kim has also done research to explore how individuals make decisions about public policy, specifically social security and foreign policy. He identified the impact that access to information has on the public’s decision making.

Kim is available for comment on the current presidential campaigns and can be reached at 561-297-3216 or dkim4@fau.edu.   For further information on FAU’s political science department, please call 561-297-3212.

-FAU-

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