LAPA Acting Director and Associate Professor of Politics Paul Frymer has received the best book award from the American Political Science Association's Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics for his book Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party. (Princeton University Press, 2007). The award is given each year for the best publication on the study of race, ethnicity, and politics, focusing substantially on developments in the U.S. context. Frymer received his award at the association's August annual meeting in Toronto.
Frymer, a Princeton faculty member since 2008, also is the author of "Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America (Princeton University Press, 1999).