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Meet the Panelists of Our Conversation Series: Dr. LaTasha Levy

On Monday, March 27th, The Shirley Chisholm Project will host the first event in its Conversation Series: The Battlefront is the Classroom – A Discussion on Racial Equity in Education, Culture Wars & the Fight for Independent Schools. 

Dr. LaTaSha Levy is a Black Studies scholar who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington – Seattle. She earned a Ph.D. in African American Studies at Northwestern University; a master’s in Africana Studies at Cornell University; and a bachelor’s from the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include post-WWII African American politics, Black intellectual history, and Black Women’s Studies.

Dr. Levy’s book manuscript Race Matters in the GOP traces the dramatic, ideological shift in Black Republican politics during the height and decline of the modern civil rights movement. She argues that the ideological shift in Black Republicanism, which pivoted from liberal to conservative, had devastating consequences for racial liberalism and two-party politics. For this work, she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute.

 Prior to graduate study, Dr. Levy worked in student affairs, having served as the director of the Luther P. Jackson Black Cultural Center and assistant dean of the Office of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia. 

We are proud to count Dr. Levy among our esteemed panel of Black Studies and Black Education experts.

The discussion will take place Monday, March 27th from 11am-12:15pm in Woody Tanger Auditorium at the Brooklyn College Library. To become part of our virtual audience, register to join us on Zoom here:


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