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Melissa Harris-Perry

Founding Director
melissa harris-perryMelissa V. Harris-Perry is an award winning author and the host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.” She is Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges.

 

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Sara Kugler

Associate Director
Sara KuglerSara Kugler is the Associate Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. She joined the center as a research intern in Fall of 2011. She received her B.A. in Latin American Studies at Tulane University. She has additionally worked at “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC, and volunteered with the New Orleans organization Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE).