Leah Wright Rigueur is an assistant professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she teaches classes on race, history, politics, policy and civil rights. She received her B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University, and is the author of an award-winning book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican. Follow her on Twitter: @LeahRigueur.