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NYU Politics and Race Expert Available for Interviews at Republican National Convention, Aug.27 - Aug. 31

August 27, 2012

WHO:  Charlton McIlwain, professor of media, culture and communication at NYU Steinhardt will be on-site at this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and available for media interviews. He is the author of the book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.” The text recently won the APSA Ralph Bunche Research Prize and was named “Best of the Best” by the American Library Association.

WHAT:  Professor McIlwain can speak to the following topics:
• African American Voters and the GOP
• Political Rhetoric/Speeches
• Media Coverage of Political Campaigns
• Political Advertising
• Minority Political Candidates
• Race Messages in Political Campaigns

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 27 – Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
To request an interview with Professor McIlwain, please contact Courtney Bowe at or 212.998.6797.

WHERE: Location can be determined on-site.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to explore the human experience through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:

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