Phone: (662) 325-7852
Dr. Ravi K. Perry, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Stennis Scholar for Municipal Governance at Mississippi State University, holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University, each in political science. Perry's research and teaching centers around a prolific take on issues facing African-Americans in the United States. With specializations in Black politics, minority representation, and urban politics, he concentrates his research, oratory, and activism in areas such as the new generation of civil rights debates, public policy, and urban politics public service delivery to persons of color. His activism, commentary and oratory has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, The Huffington Post, Politics Daily, TheGrio.com, National Public Radio, Christian Science Monitor, and the USA TODAY. Perry has also been featured in various regional and local media outlets including, The Washington Post, Basic Black (WGBH Boston), GoLocalWorcester.com, The Orlando Sentinel, The Democrat and Chronicle, The Telegram and Gazette, The Toledo Blade, The Ann Arbor News, The Columbus Dispatch, The Providence Journal, the Brown Daily Herald, The Michigan Daily, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Sojourner's Truth.
Dr Perry is currently writing The Racial Balancing Act: Black Mayors' Targeted Representation of Minority Interests in Ohio (forthcoming, Autumn 2013) and is Editor and Contributor of 21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests (forthcoming Spring 2013).
Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
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