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Professor Jarvis is an accomplished scholar whose research and teaching focus on race, politics, and the media. She has written several book chapters and papers, and is currently completing a book entitled Through a Prism, Darkly: The Media’s Impact on Race and Politics in America Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She is an active member of several professional associations and academic organizations. In addition to her scholastic work, she has served in a number of administrative positions, including most notably as the executive director of the National Coalition on Black Voter Participation, Inc. A frequent commentator on public issues, she has been interviewed by almost every major media outlet in the country, such as National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and CNN. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on media politics, and she brings a wealth of practical and theoretical knowledge to the courses she teaches at Baruch.
She graduated with a JD from Yale University.