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Age36 years old years old
Hometown Charlottesville, VA
Claim to Fame Writer and professor from Princeton turned celebrated political pundit
Bio An associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University, Harris-Lacewell’s academic research seeks to “investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges.” Her political analysis and commentary appears regularly many national publications and she is a regular guest on MSNBC. She is at work on a book, Sister Citizen: A Text For Colored Girls Who've Considered Politics When Being Strong Wasn't Enough.