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Melissa Harris-Perry

AKA Melissa Victoria Harris

Born: 2-Oct-1973
Birthplace: Seattle, WA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Pundit

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Barbershops, Bibles, and BET

Author and TV pundit formerly known as Melissa Harris-Lacewell.

[1] White mother, African-American father. "I've never thought of myself as biracial," Harris-Lacewell says. "I'm black."

Father: William M. Harris, Sr.
Mother: Diana Gray
Husband: Dennis Lacewell (m. 1999, div. 2005)
Daughter: Parker Lacewell (b. 2002)
Husband: James Perry (New Orleans-based political activist, m. 3-Oct-2010)

    High School: Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
BA English, Wake Forest University (1994)
    University: MA Political Science, Duke University (1997)
    University: PhD Political Science, Duke University (1999)
    Professor: Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (1999-2005)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor of Political Science, North Carolina Central University (1996-98)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Meadville Lombard Theological School (2005)
    Theological: Catholic Theological Union (2005)
    Fellow: Visiting Fellow in African American Studies, Princeton University (2005)
    Theological: Union Theological Seminary
    Professor: Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies, Princeton University (2006-10)
    Professor: Professor of Political Science, Tulane University (2011-)

    The Nation Columnist, "Sister Citizen"
    American Political Science Association 1997
    American Sociological Association 2004
    Center for Peace and Justice
    Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
    Center for the Study of Religion
    Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
    Opportunity Agenda
    People for the American Way Center for American Values
    Phi Beta Kappa Society 1994
    Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society 1998
    Sigma Tau Delta 1993

    The Rachel Maddow Show

    Girls Trip (21-Jul-2017)

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Author of books:
Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought (2004)
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (2011)

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