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Marc Lamont Hill

February 26, 2013

Marc Lamont Hill is a commentator, journalist, activist, and Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and a Penn alum.

Dr. Hill’s research deals primarily with race, prisons, and youth cultural production. Dr. Hill received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. in education and Spanish from Temple University. He taught at Temple University before joining Columbia’s faculty in 2009.

In addition to his research, Dr. Hill also has focused on activism. In 2001 he started a literacy program that made use of hip-hop culture to teach Philadelphia high school students. Hill has worked closely with the ACLU’s Drug Reform Project, specifically on reforming informant policy. He also organizes adult literacy courses in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Dr. Hill served as a contributor for Fox News from 2007-2009. He also has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC and CNN. Currently, Hill is host of Our World with Black Enterprise. In 2012, Dr. Hill joined Huffington Post Live as one of its 10 inaugural hosts. He also regularly writes for Huffington Post.

–Lauren Alcena CAS ’13


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