Christina M. Greer, PhD
Christina Greer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of American Studies, and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science, Fordham University at Lincoln Center. 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.
Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, the 2014 winner of the 2014 W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Book Award, 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.
Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Her research interests also include mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore. Prof. Greer received her BA from Tufts University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.