Christina Greer

Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus). Her primary research interests are racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics, and campaigns and elections.

Prof. Greer’s book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013 ) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean and was the recipient of the WEB du Bois Best Book Award in 2014 given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include transportation, mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore as well as Baltimore and St. Louis.

Greer received her B. A. from Tufts University and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.  She is a member of the board of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) and serves on the Advisory Board at Tufts University.  She is also an ardent supporter of FIERCE in NYC and Project South in Atlanta, GA.

She is a frequent political commentator on several media outlets, primarily MSNBC and NY1, and is often quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and the AP. She is the producer and host of The Aftermath on Ozy.com and also writes a weekly column for The Amsterdam News, the oldest black newspaper in the U.S.