Name: Melissa Harris-Lacewell
Occupation on Campus: Associate Professor of Politics
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? My uncle, Wesley Harris. He was the first black man to receive a PhD in engineering from Princeton. He’s been on faculty at MIT for decades and he is my dad’s twin brother. My dad is also a professor. When they are together they are like carbon copies of each other. They crack me up. Uncle Wes is the best.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure? I read trashy gossip magazine, but only on the elliptical machine. It is my motivation to go to the gym.