Carol M. Swain

Carol M. Swain (B.A., Roanoke College; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic & State U; Ph.D., U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MSL, Yale; member of Phi Beta Kappa) is an internationally recognized political analyst and Professor of Political Science and Law at Vanderbilt University. She has written or edited five books, including Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress, Harvard UP, 1993 (winner of the Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the U.S. on government, politics, or international affairs in 1994), Race Versus Class (Editor), University Press of America, 1996, The New White Nationalism in America, Cambridge UP, 2002 (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize), Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism in America (Editor) with Russ Nieli, Cambridge UP, 2003, and Debating Immigration (Editor), Cambridge UP, 2007. Dr. Swain is widely recognized as an expert on race relations, immigration, black leadership, and evangelical politics. Her media appearances include BBC Radio, NPR, CNN’s Andersen Cooper, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox’s Hannity, PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer, The Washington Journal, ABC’s Headline News, to name just a few. Her op-eds have appeared in numerous newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and USA Today. She is also a political blogger for The Huffington Post.

Current project: Broken Vows and Banished Virtues: Reclaiming America’s Promise (publisher pending)