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Melissa Harris-Perry Biography

Melissa Harris-Perry

Facts of Melissa Harris-Perry

Date of Birth: 1973 , October-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch

Quick Timeline of Melissa Harris-Perry

1973 Born in Seattle
1999 Joined University of Chicago
1999 Married to Dennis Lacewell
2005 Awarded best book from race and ethnic politics
2010 Married to community activist James Perry
2014 Her second child Anna was born
2014 Returned to Wake Forest

Detail Timeline of Melissa Harris-Perry

October 2 , 1973

Born in Seattle

She was born to William M. Harris who was black and mother Diana Gray who was white. She was born in Seattle but grew up in Chesterfield, Virginia. She attended Thomas Dale High School in Virginia.

1999

Joined University of Chicago

She started her career as a teacher and taught political science at University of Chicago. She taught at the University for almost 7 years until 2006. She then joined Princeton University where she was worked as associate professor.

1999

Married to Dennis Lacewell

She got married to Dennis Lacewell at the age of 29. Their first baby daughter Parker was born couple of years later. The relation unfortunately didn't last as anticipated and the couple got divorced after staying for 6 years.

2005

Awarded best book from race and ethnic politics

She was awarded with 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois book award from the national conference of Black Political Scientists for her first book "Barbershops, Bibles and BET". The book was also awarded as best book from the race and ethnic political section

October 3 , 2010

Married to community activist James Perry

The couple was dating each other since 2008 and finally tied their nuts couple of years later. The second marriage for Melissa seems to be going well after the disappointed period with her ex-husband. The couple relished each other's support.

February 14 , 2014

Her second child Anna was born

She had a surgery to remove uterus after suffering uterine fibroids. She then came to know about surrogacy because of ovaries it is possible for biological embryos. This was a significant achievement for the couple who got baby daughter on the valentine day.

July 1 , 2014

Returned to Wake Forest

Melissa returned to Wake Forest as Presidential chair and worked as a professor where she had to deal with politics and international affairs. She is also the founding director of the project called Anna Julia Cooper.

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Harris-Peryy was associate professor at Princeton University after leaving University of Chicago where she taught political science for almost 7 years until 2006. She wanted to have full professorship at Princeton. After being denied in doing so, she then went on to join Tulane University in 2011 where she was director of the project called Anna Julia Cooper. In July 1, 2014 she then returned to Wake Forest University where she was responsible for handling political and international affairs.

 Her current husband's name is James Perry who is an extraordinary community activist. She is the mother of two daughters Parker and Anna James. Its looks like the couple are really enjoying their married life and happy together. Their relation is going perfect and there are no signs of splitting or any extra-marital affair. She was also married to Dennis Lacewell in the year 1999 but the relations never appeared to work. After spending 6 years together they decided to get divorced. She stands with the height of 5 feet 6 inch.