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Political Scientist Greer Makes ’40 Under 40 Rising Stars’ List


Christina Greer, Ph.D., an assistant professor of political science at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, has been named to City & State’s Class of 2014 “40 Under 40 Rising Stars.”

Each year, the magazine, which covers New York government and politics, honors 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who work in New York City government, politics, and advocacy.

Here’s an excerpt of what they say about Greer:

“Author, professor, commentator—Christina Greer does it all, and few combine all of those areas of expertise better in the world of New York City politics. Journalists come to hear when they need an insightful quote on the mayoral race. Working class advocates come to hear when they need someone to ask the tough questions in a contentious debate, like the one earlier this year between Charlie Rangel and Adriano Espaillat that she co-moderated. And studewnts to come to her looking for a asubastantive engaging Intro to Politics class. Wearing all of these hats, Greer has become one of the city’s premier public intellectuals.”

City & State also highlights her book, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford, 2013), which was awarded the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ 2014 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award, and her next book, which will recount the history of African-Americans running for president.

Read the rest of the rest of the Oct. 13 issue of City & State here.

Greer and other honorees in the Class of 2014 “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” will be honored at an event on Oct. 29. Details here.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.


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