Michael Javen Fortner

Michael Javen Fortner

PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2010.
Professor of Political Science, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Michael Javen Fortner

Michael Javen Fortner is the author of Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Rockefeller Drug LawsHarvard University Press (2015).

Winner of the Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History by the New York Academy of History, 2016.

Urban Citizenship and American DemocracyHe is also co-editor with Amy Bridges of Urban Citizenship and American Democracy: The Historical and Institutional Roots of Local Politics and PolicySUNY Press (2016).


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