Alumnae Profiles: Kiron Skinner, C'81
Kiron K. Skinner is a heavy hitter in international relations and politics, with prestigious academic posts at two leading universities on different coasts, bestselling books on what some might consider a surprising topic for an African-American author, and an impassioned commitment to smashing stereotypes and opening minds.
At Carnegie Mellon University, she is founding director of the Center for International Relations and Politics; university adviser on national security policy; associate professor of international relations and political science; and director of the international relations and politics undergraduate major.
Skinner is also a Distinguished Fellow at CyLab, a research center in the College of Engineering, and holds courtesy faculty positions at CMU’s Heinz College and the Institute for Software Research, an academic department in the School of Computer Science.
She has also taught political science courses at Hamilton College, Harvard University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. At Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow and a member of the Shultz Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy.
*Portions of this profile can be found in the Spring 2014 edition of the Spelman Messenger*
For more information on Kiron K. Skinner, visit http://kironmemo.com
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