Levar Lamar Smith, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew Platt studies the policy consequences of strategies for black liberation.

Platt is an associate professor of political science. He teaches courses on American politics, Congress, and undergraduate research methods. The bulk of Platt’s research focuses on Black agenda setting—how do you get Congress to pay attention to Black issues? He is writing a book manuscript that examines 20th-century Black politics through the lens of bill sponsorship in Congress. He argues that a narrow form of Black political empowerment (more Black faces in high places) undermined efforts at achieving Black liberation.



Office Location
Wheeler Hall, Room 307

(470) 639-0567

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


CAORC Faculty Development Seminar in Senegal: Levar Smith

Levar Smith (Morehouse College) discusses his experience in the 2-week faculty development seminar in Senegal, “Diversity, Religion, and Migration in West Africa,” organized by CAORC and the West African Research Center.

Georgia Southwestern University
Harold Isaacs Global South Seminar featuring Dr. Levar Smith

Harold Isaacs Global South Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Levar Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Morehouse College.