David James is Professor of Sociology and is currently on sabbatical. He joined the Sociology faculty at Indiana University in the fall of 1984 after two years on the faculty of Kansas University. He completed his undergraduate work at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1963. After serving in the Navy on nuclear submarines, he completed his graduate work in political sociology at the University of Wisconsin in 1981. David's research focuses on the politics of race and class stratification in the United States. His published works include articles on racial differences in education in the South, determinants of voter registration rates during the 1960s, and residential segregation in urban areas of the United States. At present, he is engaged in collaborative research with Kent Redding on the determinants of racial differences in voter turnout in the American South during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.