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Toni-Michelle C. Travis

Professor Emerita of Policy and Government
Toni-Michelle C. Travis



Research Hall Room 326, MSN: 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030



Toni-Michelle C. Travis is Professor Emerita of Policy and Government at George Mason University and a former Fellow of Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute. She has taught and conducted research on race and gender politics, as well as urban and Virginia politics. She co-authored The Meaning of Difference which examines American constructions of race, gender, social class, and sexual orientation.   She has served as a political analyst on Virginia and national politics on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox Morning News, BBC, and the local NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliates. The author of the Almanac of Virginia Politics, an annual review of state politics, she has been a commentator on Kojo Nnamdi’s The Virginia Politics Hour on WAMU radio. From 1998-2002 she hosted Capital Region Roundtable, a GMU-TV public affairs show. As a member of the American Political Science Association she has served as president of the National Capital Area Chapter and the Women’s Caucus.

Areas of Research

  • Race and Gender Politics
  • Urban Issues
  • U.S. Politics
  • Virginia Government