NYU McSilver Institute Announces Dr. Christina M. Greer as the 2018 McSilver Fellow In Residence

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New York City (November 13, 2017) – The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, and media commentator as the 2018 McSilver Fellow In Residence. The McSilver Institute Fellowship engages nationally recognized poverty and social justice scholars across disciplines to conduct research projects, publish books and papers, conduct courses, and participate in seminars, conferences, and workshops.

“As McSilver seeks to broaden the conversation about such important issues as inequality, social and racial justice, having such a renowned scholar such as Dr. Greer at McSilver is an exciting opportunity to enhance the dialogue regarding the root causes of poverty and to explore policy solutions, both locally and nationally” Professor and McSilver Director, Dr. Michael A. Lindsey said.

Dr. Greer is a highly regarded thought leader and is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream and specializes in American and urban politics, quantitative methods, and public opinion. Her investigation concerning the impact of racial identity as it pertains to policy choices and preferences for black populations has produced significant findings. Dr. Greer is also widely sought after for her commentary on national news programs and print media such as, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Root, and The Daily Beast. Dr. Greer is currently writing her new book, tentatively titled Symbolic Candidacies, which examines the roughly sixty African Americans who have run for the presidency of the United States. Dr. Greer received her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and her Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from Columbia University. She is also working on a manuscript project, which looks at the history of Black politics as told through transportation.

“I am beyond excited to join the McSilver Institute. Over the next few months I hope to further highlight the incredible work of Michael Lindsey and his staff. Michael has been working tirelessly for years to bring forth a holistic conversation about poverty, policy, and politics. I am humbled to be a part of this conversation as Michael and the McSilver Institute move forward with even more important and necessary projects in this current political climate.”

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices. Each year it holds the McSilver Awards, recognizing five extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle structural poverty and oppression. Learn more at mcsilver.nyu.edu or sign up for email updates.

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Christina M. Greer, PhD
2018 Fellow in Residence