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Fordham University
Race, ethnicity, immigration, elections, New York City, New York, political parties, mayor, president, Congress, Black politics, women, gender, voting, 2016 election, urban, campaigns, public opinion, participation,
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About Me

Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University – Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion.

Recent Publications

Prof. Greer’s book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013) was the recipient of the W.E.B.Du Bois 2014 Book Award given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). Black Ethnics investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean. She finds that both ethnicity and a shared racial identity matter and also affect the policy choices and preferences for black groups.

“African-American candidates for the presidency and the foundation of black politics in the twenty-first century” Politics, Groups, and Identities, July 2015. (Currently online)

“The International Dimensions of Everyday Black Political Participation” (with Robin J. Hayes). Journal of African American Studies, Vol. 18, Issue 3, p353-71.

“To Be Young, Gifted, Black, and a Woman: A comparison of the Presidential Candidacies of Charlene Mitchell and Shirley Chisholm” In  Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics. Routledge Press (forthcoming June 2016)

“Racial and Ethnic Politics” (with Jeff R. Smith) In CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics. CQ Press (forthcoming Spring 2016)

Media Coverage

Print Quotes: New York Times, Newsday, NY Daily News, NY Post, Craines, Reuters, Associated Press, La Opinion, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Metro NY, am New York, Philadelphia Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Epoch Times, Amsterdam News, La Presse, USA Today,, the Tremont Tribune, and several international publications on topics related to state and local, racial, urban, immigrant, and electoral politics.  Also, supplied analysis and report cards for 2012 Presidential and 2013 Mayoral debates for the NY Daily News.


Radio Interviews:  NPR, WNYC (New York NPR Affiliate), WBAI (Pacifica Radio), BBC, PBS 13 (NJNET), WFUV, WWRL, WBGO (Newark Public Radio), and WBUR (NPR-Boston).


On-Air Interviews: MSNBC, Comedy Central, CNBC, NY1 (as well as served as their 2012 and 2013 election night correspondent and 2013 and 2014 inauguration correspondent), Al-Jazera, ABC-Channel 7 News, Fox 5 Good Day New York, Arise TV, NJNet (PBS), Pix-11, NBC Nightly News (as well as served as their 2010 election night correspondent), The Grio (a website affiliated with NBC), and Fox Mundo-Latino.

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