Title: Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies, Fordham University
Greer is an associate professor of political science and American studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center campus). She was the 2018 Fellow for the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work. Her primary research and teaching interests are racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics and campaigns and elections. Her additional research interests also include transportation, mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore as well as Baltimore and St. Louis. Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse Black populations in the U.S. from Africa and the Caribbean and was the recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book Award in 2014 given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for top executive offices in the U.S. She recently co-edited Black Politics in Transition, which explores gentrification, suburbanization and immigration of Blacks in America. Greer is a member of the board of The Tenement Museum in NYC, the Center for Community Change and serves on the Advisory Board at Tufts University. She is also an ardent supporter of FIERCE in NYC and Project South in Atlanta, Georgia and a former board member of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration), the Riders Alliance of New York and the Human Services Council. Greer is a frequent political commentator on several media outlets, primarily MSNBC, WNYC and NY1, and is often quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press. She is the co-host of the New York-centered podcast FAQ-NYC; the producer and host of The Aftermath and The Contender on Ozy.com; and a frequent author and narrator for the TED-Ed educational series. She also writes a weekly column for The Amsterdam News, one of the oldest Black newspapers in the U.S. Greer received her bachelor’s from Tufts University and her master’s degree, master’s in philosophy and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.