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Carol M. Swain

Carol M. Swain

Appointed By: George W. Bush
Date of Appointment: Thu, 2008-05-22
Term Expiration: Sun, 2014-01-26

Carol M. Swain is a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University Law School. She has written five books, including Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress, which won the Woodrow Wilson prize in 1994, The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration, and has most recently published Debating Immigration. Widely recognized for her expertise in race, immigration, black leadership, and evangelical politics, Ms. Swain provides commentary to major networks and programs such as CNN, ABC News, NPR, BBC Radio, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Ms. Swain received a B.A. from Roanoke College, an M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.L.S. from Yale Law School. (Term expires January 26, 2014.)