Randy Besco

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Degrees: Ph.D. and M.A. Queen's University, B.A. Univeristy of Waterloo

Email:     randy.besco@utoronto.ca 

Office:      DV 3291

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Randy Besco is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science. Previously, Randy earned his PhD from Queen's University and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS) at Duke University. 

Randy's research draws on social-psychology to explore the role of identity in political behavior. His book project, Interests and Identities in Racialized Voting, examines what motivates racialized vo;ters to support racialized candidates. Canadian Journal of Political Science, "Rainbow Coalitions or Inter-Minority Conflict" explores similar issues. Randy's current research focuses on the way that attacks and criticisms of identities affect motivation for political action.