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News & Notes: MSNBC host Harris-Perry to take position at Wake Forest University

Melissa Harris-Perry — who hosts the the MSNBC weekend show “Melissa Harris-Perry” and taught at Princeton from 2006 until 2010 — is now switching academic homes once again, this time to her alma mater.

Harris-Perry will leave her position as a political science professor at Tulane University in order to become a presidential chair in the politics and international affairs department at Wake Forest University. She graduated from Wake Forest in 1994.

Harris-Perry taught at the University where she was an associate professor, but left when she was denied a promotion to a full professorship.

Prior to her position at Tulane, Harris-Perry was an associate professor at the University from 2006 until 2010, but she left after being denied a full professorship promotion by the Center for African American Studies.

“That was a very clear statement to me that my colleagues did not value my intellectual contributions,” she told The Daily Princetonian at the time.

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