Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee smiling in a blue blazer, blue buttondown, and yellow patterned tie
Professor of Political Science and Law
Travers Department of Political Science
Job title: 
Professor of Political Science and Law, Associate Director
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science
Haas Institute

Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Lee is also Associate Director of the Haas Institute at Berkeley, Managing Director of Asian American Decisions, and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Asian American Survey. Lee is currently Treasurer and on the Executive Council for the American Political Science Association and serves on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies and the General Social Survey, and on the National Advisory Committee for the U.S. Census Bureau.

His published monographs include Mobilizing Public Opinion (2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (2011), Accountability through Public Opinion (2011), Asian American Political Participation (2011), Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics (2015). He was previously Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at Yale, Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in Malaysia, Manhattan, and Michigan, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).

Research interests: 

Racial Politics, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Social Movements, Asian American Politics