Taeku Lee

Job title: 
Professor of Political Science and Law

Taeku Lee is Bae Family Professor of Government at Harvard University. Lee has researched and written extensively on racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and political behavior, identity and inequality, and deliberative and participatory democracy. His current projects include a forthcoming Cambridge University Press book on the centrality of race in American politics (with Zoltan Hajnal and Vincent Hutchings); a six-country study of public opinion on banks and banking (with Pepper Culpepper); research into anti-Asian American sentiments and the racial formation of Asian Americans. Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies. He previously served on the National Advisory Committee for the U.S. Census Bureau (two terms), the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies (two previous terms), the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, and the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association. Lee is Senior Fellow with the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund and was co-Principal Investigator of the 2008, 2012, 2016 National Asian American Survey and Managing Director of Asian American Decisions. He was previously on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has also been Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at Yale, Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.