Dr. Michael R. Fisher Jr. (he/him) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University.
Trained as an interdisciplinary scholar, Dr. Michael R. Fisher Jr.’s areas of specialization include race and socio-economic inequality, housing and urban policy, and Black religion and cultural studies. He is a 2023 Pardee RAND Faculty Leader Fellow in Policy Analysis, and a 2022–2023 Public Voices Fellow with the Op-Ed Project. Before his career as an educator, he was a public policy advocate on Capitol Hill where his policy portfolio included federal social welfare programs addressing poverty. He later transitioned to local politics and policy when he became the inaugural Director of Advocacy at a nonprofit organization with a mission to end chronic homelessness in the nation’s capital.
Research Area: Racial Justice and White Supremacy