Melissa Harris-Perry: Politics, Activism, and Scholarship

2013 Claiming Williams Keynote Event: Melissa Harris-Perry

What Difference Does it Make? Politics, Activism and Scholarship

View a video of highlights from Melissa’s talk.

Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Harris-Perry is the author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America and Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. She is a columnist for The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. In addition to hosting her own show on MSNBC she provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for a variety of other media outlets. Keynote for Claiming Williams 2013 and part of the Class of ’71 Public Affairs Forum on Elections 2012.

Introductions by President Adam Falk and Candis Smith, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

9 am on the MainStage. Seating is first come, first served. 8:30 am reception in the MainStage lobby. Book signing to follow, also in the MainStage lobby.

Free and open to the public. For more information, see press release.