Jaimee A. Swift

Jaimee A. Swift is a PhD student at Howard University, studying the intersections of black women’s political mobilization, transnational activism, and Africana Womanist thought within the Afro-Brazilian Women’s Movement. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Arts in Political Science from Temple University and Howard University, respectively, Swift is passionate about racial and social justice, gender and health equity. Her work has been published in an array of media outlets including The Huffington Post, The Grio, For Harriet, Okayafrica, Blavity, Heed Magazine, Salon.com, LA Progressive, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Montgomery Media. She is also Editor-at-Large for The Hilltop newspaper, “the student voice of Howard University since 1924”, which was started by renown author, writer, and Harlem Renaissance extraordinaire, Zora Neale Hurston. Swift is the first Editor-at-Large in the history of the newspaper. Featured as a guest commentator on RT America for her coverage of the Flint water crisis, Swift was also a co-panelist at a parallel event focusing on intersectionality at the UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women in March 2016. Follow her on Twitter @JaimeeSwift.