Staff

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. She serves as executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Race, Gender, and Politics in the South. Dr. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on msnbc. Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest, Dr. Harris-Perry taught at Tulane University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. at Wake Forest University and M.A. and Ph.D. at Duke University.

Marianne Magjuka serves as Director of Democratic Engagement and Justice Programs in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she directs social justice education, oversees civic engagement programs, and directs engaged citizenship initiatives in the Pro Humanitate Institute. She directs sustained dialogue for students and staff in the Division of Campus Life, and coordinates deliberative dialogue training and planning. She serves as co-chair for the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Task Force at Wake Forest. Previously, Marianne served as the Assistant Director of Service-Learning and Community Service at Baylor University, and coordinated an AmeriCorps*VISTA program based at Florida State University. Marianne received her B.A. and M.Ed. at the University of Notre Dame.

Danielle Parker is the Assistant Director of Research and Curricular Support for the Anna Julia Cooper Center and Pro Humanitate Institute. She received her B.A. from North Carolina Central University, a Masters from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include black mothers and their experiences of youth mentoring programs, and first generation and underrepresented students’ access to college and graduate school.

Fahim Gulamali is the Assistant Director of Programming and Student Engagement at the Pro Humanitate Insitute (PHI), where he supports civic engagement programming and PHI initiatives. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University, where he studied Religion, Anthropology, and Spanish. After graduating, Fahim was the Program Coordinator for the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national organization that prepares college women for leadership in the public policy arena through seminars in Washington, DC.

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