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D’Andra Orey , Ph.D.


Professor of Political Science
Phone: 601.979.1505
Location: College of Liberal Arts 319







University of New Orleans

Ph. D., Political Science, 1999

State University of New York at Stony Brook,

M.A., Political Science, 1993

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Master of Public Administration, August 1990

Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS

B.S., Business Administration, May 1988


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Race and Politics, BioPolitics, Political Psychology, Legislative Politics and Voting

COURSES TAUGHT: Undergraduate:

Power and Politics (honors); Power and Politics; Public Issues

The Black Experience; Minority Politics; Political Participation

Polls, Politics, and Public Opinion; Elections; Blacks and the American Political System; and Political Parties and Interest Groups

Graduate: Race and the U.S. Political System; Blacks in the American Political System; Research Scopes and Methods; Political Inquiry & Research



American Political Science Association

National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Southern Political Science Association

Midwestern Political Science Association

Mississippi Political Science Association



(Last five years)

“Implicit Black Identification and Stereotype Threat Among African American.” Students  Social Science Research. (Thomas Cramer and Byron D’Andra Orey) 2017.

“Mississippi and the Great White Switheroo.” April 2016, PS Political Science and Politics. (Byron D’Andra Orey and Ernest Dupree)

“The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the Quiet Revolution.” 2015,. National Political Science Review. 17: (Byron D’Andra Orey, Gloria Billingsly and Athena King).

“Professional Conferences and the Challenges of Studying Black Politics.” April 2015, PS Political Science and Politics (Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Byron D’Andra Orey and Khalilah Brown-Dean)

“Black Women State Legislators: Electoral Trend Data 1995-2011.” 2014 National Political Science Review 2014 (Byron D’Andra Orey and Nadia Brown) Volume 16: 143-149.

“Black Opposition to Welfare in the Age of Obama” Race, Gender, and Class. 2013 (Byron D’Andra Orey Athena King, Shonda Lawrence and Brian E. Anderson)

“Using Black Samples to Conduct Implicit Racial Attitudes Research” PS: Political Science and Politics (July 2013) (Byron D’Andra Orey, Thomas Craemer and Melanye Price)


Professional Publications (Book Chapters)

“The Evolution of Racial Attitudes from Martin Luther King to Barack Obama”

in Assessing Public Policy and Contemporary Social Developments: Through the Prism of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream. Edited by Michael Clemmons. University Press, 2017. (Byron D’Andra Orey, Lakeyta Bonnette and Athena King) (forthcoming)

“Evolution and Devolution of the Voting Rights Act? Black Descriptive and Substantive Representation” in Minority Voting in the United States. August 2015. Editors: Kyle Kreider  and Thomas Balidino (Praeger).

“The Ascendency of Black Political Power in Mississippi.” In The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, University of Mississippi Press, 2013. Edited by Ted Ownby