Kristin Penner

Senior Research Analyst, The African American Policy Forum
Kristin Penner is a Senior Research Analyst at The African America Policy Forum (AAPF). Her work centers on visual mapping of the networks and infrastructure behind right-wing campaigns, including those against affirmative action, Critical Race Theory, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, and environmental protections. Kristin speaks and writes nationally about how these campaigns are linked, their funders and proliferation of misinformation, as well as the role of media in obscuring their interconnectedness. Kristin graduated magna cum laude in History and Literature from Harvard College, holds an MA in History from the University of California at Berkeley, where her work focused on race, gender and colonialism, and an MA in Feminist Clinical Psychology from New College of California. She is also a co-founder and board member of the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, an independent non-profit fighting for diversity, equity and racial justice in higher education.

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