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Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET.

On July 1, 2014, Harris-Perry returned to her alma mater, Wake Forest University, as professor of Politics and International Affairs. She previously served on the faculties of Tulane University, the University of Chicago and Princeton University. She is also the director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.

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.
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MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry to Join Wake Forest University Faculty
MSNBC television host, award-winning scholar and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return to her alma mater as a chaired professor this summer. Host of the popular MSNBC show “Melissa Harris-Perry,” she joins Wake Forest’s Politics and International Affairs department from Tulane University, where she has served as a political science professor since 2011.



Melissa is the director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. Named in honor of one of the most noted African-American intellectuals in the history of the nation, the Anna Julia Cooper Center is an LLC based in New Orleans that investigates how gender and race intersect to shape women’s politics in the South.

The Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Wake Forest University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship on gender, race, and politics. Completed applications are due by January 1, 2015. Learn more and apply.
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