Faculty
Lorrie Frasure-Yokley
Associate Professor

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email    lfrasure@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  3278 Bunche Hall
Phone   (310) 825-7829
Lorrie Frasure-Yokley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UCLA.

Dr. Frasure-Yokley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Los Angeles. Her research interests include racial/ethnic political behavior, immigrant political incorporation, African American politics, women and politics, and state and local politics. In 2015, she became the first woman of color to earn tenure and promotion in the Political Science Department at UCLA. Her book, Racial and Ethnic Politics in American Suburbs (Cambridge University Press) is the 2016 winner of two national book awards by the American Political Science Association (APSA), including the Best Book about Race Relations in the United States from the Race, Ethnicity and Politics (REP) Section, and the Dennis Judd Best Book Award in Urban and Local Politics. She examines international and domestic migration to American suburbs and the responsiveness of state and local institutions to the political and policy concerns of immigrant and ethnic minority groups.

She is the co-Principal Investigator of the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) 2008 and 2012, the first multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual post-election study of racial and political preferences and behavior among registered voters in the United States. In 2016, the Collaborative Multiracial Post-Election Survey (CMPS) brought together a consortium of over 80 scholars, across 55 universities/colleges to create the first national, cooperative, 100% user content driven, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, post-election survey of registered and non-registered adults in a presidential election. With over 350 electoral, civic and policy-related survey questions, the CMPS queried more than 10,000 people in five languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Professor Frasure-Yokley is the recipient of several local and national awards including the Ford Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards from the National Research Council of the National Academies, and the Clarence Stone Young Scholars Award of the American Political Science Association’s Urban Politics Section. She was selected by the UCLA Academic Senate Committee on Teaching to receive the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty, with a special citation for “Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level”,  to particularly honor her contribution to graduate teaching.  

She received her Ph.D. and MA in Political Science from the University of Maryland-College Park, a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty of UCLA, she was a Postdoctoral Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University.

She is a first-generation college graduate, born and raised on the Southside of Chicago.


Degrees

University of Maryland-College Park, Department of Government and Politics Ph.D. in Government and Politics, December 2005 (American Politics and Urban Political Economy) University of Maryland-College Park, Department of Government and Politics M.A. in Government and Politics, 2003 University of Chicago, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies M.P.P, 2001 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Political Science B.A. in Political Science, High Distinction, 1999

Fields of Study

Race, Ethnicity and Politics and American Politics

Current Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Politics of American Suburbanization

Honors Contracts

Directed Research in Political Science

Race and Ethnic Politics Field Seminar 1

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Research Design in Social Science

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Fall Quarter

Politics of American Suburbanization

Race and Ethnic Politics Field Seminar 1

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Research Design in Social Science

2018 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2018 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Quantitative Evidence and Analysis in Social Sciences

2017 Fall Quarter

Politics of American Suburbanization

Race and Ethnic Politics Field Seminar 1

2017 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2017 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2016 Fall Quarter

Politics of American Suburbanization

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2016 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2015 Fall Quarter

Politics of American Suburbanization

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2014 Spring Quarter

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2014 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2013 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2012 Fall Quarter

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2009 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2008 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2008 Spring Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 280A
Race and Ethnic Politics Field Seminar 1

2018 Fall Quarter

2017 Fall Quarter

SOC SC 375
Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2018 Fall Quarter

2018 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 143C
Politics of American Suburbanization

2018 Fall Quarter

2017 Fall Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

SOC SC 404
Research Design in Social Science

2018 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2018 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 289B
Current Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2018 Spring Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2018 Winter Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

SOC SC 403
Quantitative Evidence and Analysis in Social Sciences

2018 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191F
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2017 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191H
Research Design Seminar for Honors Thesis

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 289A
Approaches to Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

2016 Fall Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter