MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry to join Wake Forest faculty

Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is joining the faculty at Wake Forest University.

School officials said that Wake Forest alumna Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.

She joins Wake Forest’s Politics and International Affairs department from Tulane University, where she has served as a political science professor since 2011.

“My love affair with Wake Forest began when I was 16, so having the opportunity to return is thrilling beyond measure,” said Harris-Perry, in a statement. “Wake Forest taught me the joys of learning, the responsibilities of citizenship, and the endurance of friendship.  I welcome the challenge of joining this demanding and nurturing academic environment.”

University officials said that Harris-Perry brings practical political and relevant cultural experiences to the classroom.

“Melissa Harris-Perry is one of the nation’s foremost intellectuals publicly exploring — and thoughtfully influencing — the intersections of politics, race, gender, religion and culture,” said Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh. “We are delighted that she has chosen to come home to Wake Forest and help ignite in our students the passion she has for contemporary political issues and social justice.”

12 comments

  • sinnerfrank

    Just another three name KNT !! Who follows the Dem. agenda as long as the money comes from someone else !!

  • Dean Behrr

    Great news! A lying hypocrite racist gets a gig at WF. Is this an affirmative action hire? What exactly are her “relevant cultural experiences” except whining against whitey at every chance?

    Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh says… “We are delighted that she has chosen to come home to Wake Forest and help ignite in our students the passion she has for contemporary political issues and social justice.” Just wait until she starts spewing her lies & claims some injustice at WF. Passion won’t be the only thing she ignites. Will you still be delighted Rogan?

    • MaryEllen Galloway

      Maybe YOU should go to Wake Forest-or some other educational institution -to learn how to SPELL or write, you racist idiot!

  • Judy Prater

    What Wake Forest needs. Another d#*m liberal. If I had a million dollars, I would not pay for ANY of my grandchildren to go to Wake Forest!

    • Thomas Christopher

      With MSDNC’s dismal ratings at the bottom of primetime cable news, she probably needed a contingency plan in case the leftist network follows Current TV, Air America, and Keith Olbermann into the trash heap of liberal media failures.

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