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Marsha E. Barrett

Dr. Marsha E. Barrett

African American Studies and History
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Marsha E. Barrett received her B.A. from Yale University in 2005 and her Ph.D. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2014. Her research interests include American politics, African American history, policy generation, and social politics. She is revising her book manuscript, which traces the relationship between voters and Nelson Rockefeller, the moderate Republican governor of New York (1959-1973). Her work examines the realignment of the American political landscape after the passage of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965 by surveying Rockefeller’s record on civil rights, welfare reform, and narcotics policy.