Collegiate Affiliation

Michael D. Minta is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He specializes in congressional politics, interest groups, and race and ethnic politics. Dr. Minta regularly teaches courses in U.S. government pertaining to African American politics, congressional politics, and interest group advocacy.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • A.B.: Political Science, Washington University, 1991
  • M.P.A.: Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
  • Ph.D.: Political Science, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 2005


  • congressional politics
  • race and ethnic politics
  • interest group advocacy