Political Science

Karra McCray Gibson


Karra McCray Gibson is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate with research subfields of American Politics and Political Theory. Her research examines ideological differences among members of race-based caucuses. Karra has worked with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to co-author the 2018 Racial Diversity Among Top U.S. House Staff report and most recently, the Black Representation Among Commissioned Officers in Biden's White House. Karra holds a Masters’s in Black Politics from Howard University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science and English from the University of South Carolina. Twitter: @karramccray 


2022-23 APSA Public Scholarship Fellow

2022 WINNER:  Continuity of Government Paper Competition hosted by Democracy Fund, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), and the Ronald Walters Leadership & Public Policy Center. Title:  Loss, Electoral Refusal and the Demobilization of Black Voters.