Faculty Expert Profile
Leah Wright Rigueur
- SNF Agora Institute Associate Professor of History
- SNF Agora Institute
- Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Leah Wright Rigueur is a trained political historian. Her scholarship and expertise include 20th-century United States political and social history; modern African American history, race, democracy, and American political institutions; the modern American presidency and presidential elections; civil rights and social movements; and protest and unrest in the United States.
Rigueur is the author of "The Loneliness of of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power."
She is working on two book manuscripts: "Race, Riot, Rebellion, and Backlash in America" and "Mourning in America: Black Men in a White House."