Taeku is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, and political participation and social movements. He has written or edited Mobilizing Public Opinion (2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (with Ricardo Ramirez and Karthick Ramakrishnan, 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (with Zoltan Hajnal, 2011), Accountability through Public Opinion (with Sina Odugbemi, 2011), and Asian American Political Participation (with Janelle Wong, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Jane Junn, 2011). He has served in various leadership, advisory, and consultative capacities including the Board of the American National Election Studies, the Board of the General Social Survey and the Council of the American Political Science Association. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School. Taeku was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).