#Nerdland has a new home, as Elle.com welcomed Melissa Harris-Perry as editor-at-large yesterday.
“In this role, Harris-Perry will focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color right here on ELLE.com and across ELLE’s social platforms,” reports the women-focused website.
The move to Elle.com follows Harris-Perry’s controversial departure from MSNBC.
The collaboration between the website and Harris-Perry is expected to further her pursuit of bring gender and race issues into the national dialogue.
“Joining ELLE.com is an opportunity to combine my expertise as a scholar, my commitments as a public intellectual, and my interests as a woman,” said Harris-Perry. “Politics, economics, and inequality will be important to the stories we tell, but so too will culture, community, family, and even fashion. I am thrilled to tell my loyal television audience where they can find me and to introduce myself to brand new audiences, all while telling the stories of extraordinary women and girls.”
Harris-Perry is the former host of her eponymous MSNBC talk show and author of the award-winning Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. She’s also “the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University, an interdisciplinary center that supports and generates innovative research around gender and race in pursuit of a national dialogue and positive outcomes,” reports Elle.com.