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African American politics
Christen A. Smith is an associate professor of anthropology and African and African diaspora studies and the director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She’s an expert on Black liberation and state violence against Black communities in the Americas.
Adolphus Belk Jr. is a professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Belk has taught courses on American government, Black politics, public policy, and race and ethnic politics in the United States. Belk Jr.
Dorian T. Warren is a progressive organizer advocating for social, economic and racial change. He is the president of Community Change and the Chair of the Economic Security Project. He also co-hosts the System Check podcast. He writes and speaks extensively on inequality, American politics, labor, political development and social movements.
Christina Greer is an associate professor of political science at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York city and state politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Chief of Race, Wealth and Community. He oversees the NCRC’s National Training Academy, Housing Counseling Network, DC Women’s Business Center and the Racial Economic Equity Team.
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.
Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as the deputy provost for graduate education and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture.
Michael Leo Owens is an associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, researching urban politics, state and local politics, the politics of criminal punishment, governance and public policy processes, religion and politics, and African American politics. Owens served on the national advisory boards of the Georgia Justice Project and Foreverfamily.
Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities and Solutions at Temple University. He is the host of BET News and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator.
Vincent Hutchings is a professor of political science and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior and African American politics.