A native of Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Ravi K. Perry holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Brown University, each in political science.

Perry’s broad research interests focus on Black politics, minority representation, urban politics, American public policy, and LGBT politics and policy.

Perry is Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is also affiliated with the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Perry is President of the National Association for Ethnic Studies.

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