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Caliendo’s “Race Appeal” selected for presentation at conference

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Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, North Central College professor of political science, had his book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns” chosen as one of 18 titles for a “best of the best” program at an American Library Association (ALA) conference.

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and a panel of librarians from the University Press Books Committee made the selection. Co-authored by Caliendo and Charlton D. McIlwain of New York University, “Race Appeal” will be presented in a program titled “The Best of the Best From the University Presses: Books You Should Know About” at the ALA’s annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., on June 24. A review of the book will also be published in the upcoming “University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 22nd Edition.”
Caliendo and McIlwain are co-directors of The Project on Race in Political Communication, which is designed for students, scholars, educators, political professionals, members of the media and others who are interested in learning more about the interaction of race, politics and language. Visit for more information.

Caliendo has been a member of North Central’s faculty since 2005. He received his B.A. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University.