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Allie Yee

Research Fellow

The former associate director of the Institute for Southern Studies, Allie is a research fellow with the organization and is currently studying at the Yale School of Management. Her research focuses on demographic change, immigration, voting and civic engagement in the South, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Greensboro News & Record and AlterNet. 

Prior to joining the Institute, Allie was a fellow at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation where she assisted in grantmaking to nonprofit organizations in North Carolina working on a range of issues. She holds an undergraduate degree in public policy studies from Duke University. 

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Articles by Allie

Race, local politics and a teenage clockmaker's arrest in Texas

September 25, 2015 - The recent case of Ahmed Mohamed, a Sudanese-American student in Irving, Texas who was detained for bringing a homemade clock to school, has shed light on tension between the Dallas suburb's racially diverse population and its nearly entirely white local leadership — a dynamic that has persisted despite efforts to ensure local leadership reflects the broader community.