Andra Gillespie
Published July 12, 2013
Updated April 10, 2021

Andra Gillespie is an associate professor of political science at Emory University and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. Her research focuses on the political leadership of the post-civil rights generation. She is the author of The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark and Post-Racial America (2012) and the editor Whose Black Politics? Cases in Post-Racial Black Leadership (2010).

Gillespie is a frequent guest on NPR, CNN and WABE in Georgia, and has published opinion pieces in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post and Politico.

Expertise: African American politics, Black political leadership, political participation, race and elections

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Contact Info:

Phone: (404) 727-9748


Twitter: @AndraGillespie

Heard on NPR:

Talk of the Nation: Cain’s Candidacy Changes The Politics Of Race

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