African and African American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Toni-Michelle C Travis

Toni-Michelle C Travis

Toni-Michelle C Travis

Professor

American government on the racial/gender dimensions in elections, Virginia Politics, urban politics

Toni-Michelle C. Travis is a Professor of Political Science at George Mason University and a former Fellow of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute. She has taught and conducted research on race and gender politics, as well as urban and Virginia politics. She co-authored The Meaning of Difference which examines American constructions of race, gender, social class, and sexual orientation.   She has served as a political analyst on Virginia and national politics on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox Morning News, BBC, and the local NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates. The author of the Almanac of Virginia Politics, an annual review of state politics, she has been a commentator on Kojo Nnamdi’s The Virginia Politics Hour on WAMU radio. From 1998-2002 she hosted Capital Region Roundtable, a GMU-TV public affairs show. As a member of the American Political Science Association she has served as president of the National Capital Area Chapter and the Women’s Caucus.

Current Research

Urban politics, race and gender issues in politics

Selected Publications

Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia, co-authored with Ronald Walters in 2010

Uneven Roads: An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, co-authored with Dianne Pinderhughes, Todd Shaw, and Louis DeSipio in 2014

The Meaning of Difference, co-authored with Karen Rosenblum in 2015

Courses Taught

Urban Politics

American Government

Virginia Politics