Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET.
Harris-Perry is also 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. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes profoundly shape black women's politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
In Spring 2013, Professor Harris-Perry is teaching the following courses:
POLA 6960: African American Religion and Politics will use a variety of classic and contemporary texts about black political thought as an entry into investigating the connections between black religious ideas and political activism.
POLA 4020: Politics of Environmental Justice will explore the intersection of social justice and environmental stewardship, with particular attention to issues of environmental justice.
Tulane students can register online at Tulane.edu.