Pi Sigma Alpha to Host Lecture on Voter Suppression

March 22, 2017

Dr. Emmitt Y. Riley III, assistant professor of political science in the Department of
Political Science at DePauw University will give a lecture on “Voter Suppression” on
March 23, 2017 in the Social Sciences Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Dr. Riley specializes in the study of African American Politics. Data on voter suppression
is a major part of his research. His work is especially relevant in addressing contemporary
debates on voter registration and voter suppression.

Dr. Riley is an alumnus of Mississippi Valley State University. He holds bachelor’s
degrees in political science and English. Dr. Riley is a native of Itta Bena, Mississippi.
He completed a M.A. (2010) in political science at Jackson State University and a
Ph.D. (2014) in political science at The University of Mississippi with a specialization in American Politics and
International Relations. He has other teaching and research interests in Race Politics, Congressional Representation,
Racial Attitudes, Voting Behavior, Political Marginalization and Inequality.

The lecture is sponsored by the Tau Upsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor’s
society, along with the Department of Social Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Larry W, Chappell,
adviser, Tau Upsilon Chapter; at 662-254-3352 or by email at larchap@mvsu.edu.