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ERIC Number: EJ920870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-17
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Passions & Problems of a Political Pundit
Watson, Jamal Eric
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n1 p14-15 Feb 2011
In this article, the author discusses Black intellectual superstar Melissa Harris-Perry, who is ditching drama at Princeton University in order to build a new, unique center at Tulane, in the heart of the South. The new center will focus on the study of race, gender, and politics in the American South, a job created specifically with her in mind. On the day that Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry resigned from Princeton University, she took to her Twitter account to let the whole world know. It is no surprise that Harris-Perry, one of the nation's most visible Black intellectuals, would Tweet about her new job. For the past few years, she has used social networking outlets--Twitter, blogs, Facebook--and television punditry to bring her lectures and message to an audience that extends far beyond the privileged circle of the Princeton campus. Since making her debut on the national scene in 2006, the scholar has become a towering and trusted figure among progressives and liberals who appreciate her regular commentary on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" and her columns in "The Nation." She is a rising star in the academy, having been mentored by established scholars like Drs. Cathy Cohen and Maya Angelou.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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