Tony E. Carey Jr.

  • Associate Professor

Tony E. Carey Jr. is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.  Before joining the faculty at Pitt, he was an associate professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, where he was the cofounder of UNT's Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society (CREEHS).  

Carey specializes in the areas of public opinion and political behavior, with primary interests in African American politics, racial and ethnic politics, gender politics and political psychology. Currently, he is working on several projects exploring the psychological, social, and political consequences of citizens' interactions with police forces. His work has been published in several journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. Currently, he is serving as the co-lead editor of Politics, Groups, and Identities.


  • African American Politics
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • Politics of U.S. Social Movements

Education & Training

  • PHD: Stony Brook University, (SUNY) 2010

Research Interests

  • African American Political Values and Attitudes, Policing
  • Social Movements
  • Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • Political Psychology


Area of Study