Melissa Harris-Perry


Women's History Month - March 4th

Queen of #Nerdland, Melissa Harris-Perry made history when in 2012, she became the first tenured professor to host her own talk show. In her self-titled show, she invites diverse people to have intellectual and real conversations about the world, intersectionality, and politics. Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. There, she also serves as the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project which supports programs, courses and research at the intersections of gender, race and politics in the South. Melissa Harry-Perry has authored two books and is a columnist for The Nation.

“Be willing to embrace wonder, to experience unexpected discovery, and to go in unknown directions. A posture of ignorance compels you to keep learning. Never become so enamored of your own smarts that you stop signing up for life’s hard classes. Keep your conclusions light and your curiosity ferocious. Keep groping in the darkness with ravenous desire to know more.” - Melissa Harris-Perry