Professor Kerry L. Haynie was elected to a two year term as Co-President of the American Political Science Association’s  Section on Race and Ethnic Politics, at the association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2016.  The purpose of the Section is to foster communication among scholars, recognize leadership in the field, facilitate research and publication opportunities, encourage undergraduate and student interest, and create a permanent forum for developing and refining appropriate theoretical models in the study of race and ethnicity. Founded in 1995, the Section Race and Ethnic Politics has quickly become one of the largest subfields in the American Political Science Association (APSA). The section now represents more than 500 political science professors, graduate students, authors, and editors. Professor Jane Junn of the University of Southern California will be the Section’s other Co-President. In 2008, Haynie and Junn co-edited, New Race Politics: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics (Cambridge University Press).