Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country”, Dr. Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender, and their economic impacts, are helping to shape public opinion in 21st century America.
As a writer and columnist, her work appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. magazine, Essence magazine, and the Progressive. Her weekly columns have appeared in numerous newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and the San Francisco Examiner. Well-known for appearances on national network programs, Dr. Malveaux is a charismatic and popular guest on a variety of shows. She appears regularly on CNN, BET, as well as on Howard University’s Television show, Evening Exchange. She has appeared on To The Contrary, Politically Incorrect, O’Reilly Factor and stations such as C-SPAN, MSNBC and CNBC. She has hosted talk radio programs in Washington, San Francisco, and New York.
In addition to her columns and media appearances, Julianne Malveaux is an accomplished author and editor. Her academic work is included in numerous papers, studies, and publications. She is the editor of Voices of Vision: African American Women on the Issues (1996); the co-editor of Slipping Through the Cracks: The Status of Black Women (1986), and recently co-edited The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terrorism (2002). She is the author of two column anthologies: Sex, Lies, and Stereotypes: Perspectives of a Mad Economist (1994), Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Street: A Mad Economist Takes a Stroll (1999). She is most recently the co-author of Unfinished Business: A Democrat and A Republican Take On the 10 Most Important Issues Women Face (2002).
A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Women Building for the Future – Future PAC, and The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC. Julianne Malveaux received her BA and MA degrees in economics from Boston College, and earned a Ph.D in economics from MIT. She holds honorary degrees from Sojourner Douglas College, Benedict College, Marymount, and University of District of Columbia. A native San Franciscan, she currently resides in Washington, DC.