Imani Perry

Imani Perry is an American interdisciplinary scholar of race, law, literature, and African American culture and the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. In the last year alone, she has published three books: May We Forever Stand, a history of the black national anthem; Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation; and Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, which recently won the 2019 PEN/Bograd Weld Award for Biography. Her next book, Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, will be published fall 2019. She can be found on Twitter @imaniperry.