Faculty Expert Profile
- Krieger-Eisenhower Professor
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Robert Lieberman is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science. He studies American political development, race and American politics, and public policy. He has also written extensively about the development of American democracy and the links between American and comparative politics.
In 2020, he wrote "Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy" with co-author Suzanne Mettler. His 1998 book, "Shifting the Color Line: Race and the American Welfare State." won the Social Science History Association Presidential Book Award, the Thomas J. Wilson Prize of Harvard University Press, and Columbia University's Lionel Trilling Award. Lieberman's 2005 book, "Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective" was awarded the Best Book Prize by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Lieberman is available to discuss how the history of conflict in American politics can inform the current situation of intense partisan divisions among elected officials and the electorate.