Television Host | Political Commentator | Professor
Keynote Presentation: Power of the Word: Language, Voice and the Legacy of King in Our Work
Bowen-Thompson Student Union | Lenhart Grand Ballroom | 7 p.m.
• Hosted the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC (2012-2016)
• Founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South.
• Currently professor at Wake Forest University in Politics and International Affairs and formerly served on the faculties at University of Chicago and Princeton University.
• Columnist for The Nation magazine, monthly column titled Sister Citizen
• Author of "Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought," (2004) which won the 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
• Author of "Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America" (2011)
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