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Imani Perry

Imani Perry

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Gender and Sexuality and Law and Public Affairs. Her fields of inquiry include legal history, cultural studies, literary studies and music. Perry is the author of five books and numerous scholarly articles. She is also a creative nonfiction essayist and a book reviewer.

Perry holds a doctorate from Harvard University in American studies, a law degree from Harvard Law School, a master’s from Georgetown University Law Center, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale College. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Perry spent most of her childhood in Massachusetts, as well as time in Chicago.


Alumni Author Book Fair

Saturday, October 5

Drop-in fair highlighting published Black alumni and select faculty authors.

Aasha M. Abdill *15, Fathering from the Margins
Rahman Beckwith ’03, A Gift of Joy– 365 Love Poems for a Year of Spiritual Ecstasy
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology
Heather M. Butts ’94African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era
Chris Chambers ’82, The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir
Mario Depeine, Sr. ’85, Immanuel’s Bride and the Holy Spirit, Building a Whole New World
Tod G. Hamilton, Immigration and the Remaking of Black America
Ladee Hubbard ’93, The Talented Ribkins
Daryl Inniss ’83, Silicon Photonics: Fueling the Next Information Revolution
Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson
Franne McNeal ’82, Significant! From Frustrated to FranneTastic: Inspirational Stories for the Entrepreneurial Woman
Alexis Okeowo ’06, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
Andre Perry ’00, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now
Imani Perry, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Sarah Valentine *07, When I Was White: A Memoir
Wilton L. Virgo ’00, Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life
Barbara Wallace ’80, Making Mandated Addiction Treatment Work
Brigitte White ’00, All-American, Making the Cut

Featured authors:


Looking Back, Moving Forward: 50 Years of African American Studies at Princeton and 10th Anniversary of the Carl A. Fields Center Celebration With Eddie S. Glaude Jr. *97

Friday, October 4

Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Charles H. Mcilwain University Preceptor