Carol Swain, professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, testified before Congress at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration on Friday, September 24.
Professor Swain is editor of Debating Immigration (Cambridge University Press, 2007), a collection of 18 essays by Swain and other scholars that explore the nuances of contemporary immigration and citizenship in the United States and Europe.
Professor Swain is a widely recognized expert on race relations, immigration, black leadership and evangelical politics. She is a member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Her opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times and USA Today. She is a regular contributor to Fox News’ Hannity’s Great American Panel segment, and she has been a regular contributor to CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight. Professor Swain has appeared on BBC Radio, NPR, CNN’s Andersen Cooper, Fox News Live, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, The Washington Journal and ABC’s Headline News, among other media.
Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Professor Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.