about dr. belk
a native of
brooklyn, ny, dr. belk is the son of
azalia belk and mr. adolphus belk, sr. he earned a b.a. at
syracuse university where he double-majored in african american
studies and political science. belk graduated summa cum laude
and phi beta kappa. he was also a remembrance
scholar, newell rossman, jr. scholar, martin luther king, jr. award
recipient, and fannie lou hamer award recipient during his
earned both his m.a. and ph.d. in government and politics at the
university of maryland.
he now makes his home in rock hill, sc where he serves an an
associate professor of
political science and
african american studies at
winthrop university. his research and teaching interests
include american government,
race and ethnic politics in the united states, the politics of mass
incarceration, and public policy.
has been published in
the journal of race and policy (jrp) and by the
joint center of political and economic studies. along with
adia harvey wingfield, he recently served as a guest editor for a special issue
of the journal of race and policy that examined the implications of the 2008
presidential election on race, racism, and public policy in the
united states. he is currently working on a book-length manuscript analyzing the politics of the american prison-industrial complex.
belk is a member of several organizations, including the
american political science association
national conference of black political scientists.
finally, belk is married to the former
ms. monica leigh
campbell. together, they are letting love rule.
page last updated by dr. belk on
january 19, 2011.