Born into abject poverty in rural southwest Virginia, Dr. Carol Swain,a high school dropout, went on to earn five degrees. Holding a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S.L. from Yale, she also earned early tenure at Princeton and full professorship at Vanderbilt where she was a professor of political science and a professor of law. Today, she is a sought-after cable news contributor and guest expert, a best-selling author, and a prominent national speaker.
In addition to three Presidential appointments, Carol is a former Distinguished Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies with the Texas Public Policy Foundation who has also served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the 1776 Commission.
Ms. Swain is an expert on critical race theory, American politics, and race relations with television appearances that include BBC Radio and TV, CSPAN, ABC’s Headline News, CNN, Fox News, Newsmax and more.
In addition, she has published opinion pieces in TheNew York Times, TheWashington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Epoch Times, The Financial Times and USA Today.