UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Start Year: 2005
Office: 355 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Ph.D. - State University of NY-Albany
M.A. - State University of NY-Albany
B.A. - LeMoyne College-Syracuse, NY
Areas of Specialization
Neil Kraus has been at UWRF since 2005. He teaches several courses in American politics and public policy, and specializes in urban politics and policies. He is Department Chair, Pre-Law Advisor, as well as Chair of the International Studies Program. Professor Kraus has written two books: Majoritarian Cities: Policy Making and Inequality in Urban Politics (2013, University of Michigan Press), and Race, Neighborhoods, and Community Power: Buffalo Politics, 1934-1997 (2000, State University of New York Press), as well as several journal articles and book chapters on topics such as race and urban politics, education policy, inter-local cooperation, the politics of Presidential elections in Wisconsin, as well as the politics of voting regulation in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Professor Kraus is also a frequent contributor to local and regional news organizations, including as the author of several articles for MinnPost. He is currently writing a book about economic inequality and education policy.