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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."

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