Tocqueville Project Public Talk
April 5, 2018
Please join us as we talk with Melissa Harris-Perry about race, class, and politics in contemporary America.
Dr. Harris-Perry the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
She is Editor-in-Large at ELLE.com, hosted the television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC, and is
the author of the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.
Harris-Perry received her B.A. degree in English from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. degree in political science from Duke University. She also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Harris-Perry previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and Tulane University.
Support for the Tocqueville Project's spring lecture series comes from the UNO Student Government Association, Institute for Humane Studies, and Charles Koch Foundation.