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Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law and Chair of the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His abiding research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion, and participatory democracy. His published works include, Mobilizing Public Opinion (Chicago 2002), Transforming Politics, Transforming America (Virginia 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (Princeton 2011), Asian American Political Participation (Russell Sage 2011), and Accountability through Public Opinion (World Bank, 2011). Lee has served in administrative and leadership positions at UC-Berkeley and in advisory and consultative capacities for academic presses and journals, non-governmental organizations, research projects, think tanks, and multinational corporations. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago.