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The 2012 Bazzani Lecture on Public Affairs


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 4:30 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago Student Services Building, Conference Rooms ABC

A reception will follow and is open to all attendees. 

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Melissa V. Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the project on gender, race, and politics in the South. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. She is author of the award winning book Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and the new book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. Sister Citizen has premiered to great critical and popular acclaim. She is a columnist for The Nation magazine. Harris-Perry is a contributor to MSNBC, appearing as a bi-weekly guest on the Thomas Roberts Show and a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word. She is a regular commentator for many print and radio sources in the U.S. and abroad. She lives with her family in New Orleans.

The 2012 Bazzani Lecture is hosted by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. It was made possible by the generous support of UIC Office of the Chancellor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Great Cities Institute.