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Women's Leadership Forum 2017 Speakers

Christina M Greer, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus).

Her primary research interests are racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics, and campaigns and elections. Prof. Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean and was the recipient of the WEB du Bois Best Book Award in 2014 given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include transportation, mayors and public policy in urban centers.

She is a frequent political commentator on several media outlets, primarily MSNBC and NY1, and is often quoted in media outlets such as the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, and the AP.