Pearl Karen Dowe

Pearl Karen Dowe

Associate Professor

Department Chair

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(PLSC)-Political Science

Phone: 479-575-6434

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Dr. Pearl K.  Dowe is an associate professor of political science and an affiliated faculty member of the Africa and African American Studies Program.  She earned a B.A. in political science from Savannah State University and her Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters that have appeared in journals such as the Journal of African American Studies, Political Psychology, and, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal of Black Studies and Social Science Quarterly.  She is currently researching political attitudes, behaviors, and campaign challenges of African American women. Her most recent book, co-authored with her mentor, the late Hanes Walton, Jr. and Josephine Allen, Remaking The Democratic Party: Lyndon B. Johnson As A Native-Son Presidential Candidate is forthcoming fall 2016 from University of Michigan Press.

She currently serves the discipline as Co-Program Chair for the 2016 National Conference of Black Political Scientists Annual Conference and a member of the Southern Political Science Association Executive Council.