Rodney Hero (United States) - 1st Vice President

Rodney Hero


Rodney Hero is the Haas Chair in Diversity & Democracy, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on American democracy and politics, especially as viewed through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State & Urban Politics, and Federalism. His book, Latinos and the U.S. Political System: Two-tiered Pluralism, received the American Political Science Association's [APSA] 1993 Ralph J. Bunche Award. He also authored Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics (selected for the APSA’s Woodrow Wilson Award in 1999), and Racial Diversity and Social Capital: Equality and Community in America (2007). He has also co-authored other books, including Black-Latino Relations in U.S. National Politics: Beyond Conflict or Cooperation. . He has also authored and co-authored a number of articles in scholarly journals, and chapters in edited books He was President of the American Political Science Association (2014-15), and served as President of the Midwest Political Science Association (2007-08) and President of the Western Political Science Association (1999-2000). He has also served on the editorial board of a number of major political science journals. He previously held faculty positions as Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame (2000-10), at the University of Colorado at Boulder (1989-2000)