Rick's research, teaching and service focus on race, ethnicity, class and gender.
Awards and Honors
Dr. Shingles's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and numerous college and university grants. In 2007, he was awarded the CLAHS Diversity Award for outstanding contributions to diversity.
His articles have been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Law and Public Policy, Political Behavior, Policy Studies Journal, Political Methodology, Experimental Study of Politics, Journal of Black Studies, and the American Educational Research Journal.
He teaches two courses for the Graduate Diversity Certificate Program, from a comparative minority group and history perspective. One is on the role of the state in the social construction of race and the maintenance of white privilege, and the other addresses identity, critical consciousness and agency of minorities resisting oppression.
Richard Shingles is an associate professor of the Department of Political Science. He's a faculty affiliate of the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), an adjunct/associate faculty member of: the Center for Interdisciplinary, Africana Studies, Woman and Gender Studies, the Race and Social Policy Center, and the Pamplin Business Diversity Center. Rick is a member of the Multicultural Fellows, which he helped organize in 1998. He serves on the CLAHS Diversity Committee where he chairs the Sponsorship Awards Committee. He has served as an elected member of the Faculty Senate, representing the Political Science and the Black Caucus, the University Council, representing the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, and the CEOC. He also has served on the Internal Advisor Board of the CLAHS Undergraduate Diversity Certificate, which he helped build, and chaired the CLAHS awards committee for the Summer Graduate Student Diversity Fellowship, which he helped create.
He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and his Masters Degree from Wayne State University, where he also received a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Psychology