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.