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Christina Greer

Associate Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

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Greer's research focuses 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.


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"Why Gerrymandering Keeps Me Up at Night," Christina Greer, Politics, The Nation, March 2, 2022.
"We Must Confront Rikers," Christina Greer, The New York Amsterdam News, September 30, 2021.
"Dear Kamala Harris: It’s a Trap!," Christina Greer, Opinion, The New York Times, June 29, 2021.
Christina Greer quoted on controvial NYC bail law by Ryan Tarinelli, "Bail Uproar May Dim Appetite for Criminal Justice Reform" AP News, January 29, 2020.


"Obama's Racial Legacy" Columbia Public Policy Review 1 (Fall 2016): 2-7.

Reviews Obama's place and legacy as a Black president.

Black Politics in Transition: Immigration, Suburbanization, and Gentrification (edited with Candis Watts Smith) (Routledge, 2019).

Examines the movement and diversification of Black populations in the United States in recent decades. Examines the impact of immigration on Black populations, movements from urban to suburban areas, and the inverse as middle and upper class whites reenter urban spaces and gentrify neighborhoods.

"African-American Candidates for the Presidency and the Foundation of Black Politics in the Twenty-First Century" Politics, Groups, and Identitites 4, no. 4 (2016): 638-651.

Explores the history of African-Americans running for executive office, how over 50 campaigns before Obama's failed, and how the shifting parties increased African Americans' participation in U.S. politics.

"Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream" (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Lays out an original theory of elevated minority status, where Afro-Caribbean and African migrants are viewed as better or different than native-born blacks by whites, but still not seen as model minorities like Asian American groups.