Dr. Christina Greer (115266)
Dr. Christina Greer

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.

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. 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. Greer is currently writing a new book, tentatively titled “Symbolic Candidacies,” that examines the roughly 60 African-Americans who have run for the presidency of the United States.

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 that looks at the history of Black politics as told through transportation.

“I am beyond excited to join the McSilver Institute,” said Greer. “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 at New York University Silver School of Social Work 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 practice. For more information, visit mcsilver.nyu.edu.