Christina Greer's primary research interests are racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics, and campaigns and elections. Professor Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean and was the recipient of the WEB du Bois Best Book Award in 2014 given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. 

Professor Greer is currently writing her second manuscript and conducting research on the history of all African Americans who have run for the executive office in the U.S. Greer received her BA from Tufts University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.  She is a frequent political commentator on several media outlets and also writes a weekly column for The Amsterdam News, the oldest black newspaper in the U.S.