Dr. Shenita Brazelton is a licensed attorney and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tuskegee University located in Tuskegee, Alabama. She currently serves as book review editor of the National Review of Black Politics (University of California Press), a publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Her research interests include examining decision making in federal appellate courts with an emphasis on issues pertaining to race and diversity within the judiciary. She authored “A Hollow Hope? Social Change, the U.S. Supreme Court and Affirmative Action” (2016) and co-authored “Diversity Abound: Will Federal Judicial Appointees Mirror a Changing Citizenry?” in Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of the American Judiciary (Cambridge University Press 2018). She earned a BA from Tuskegee University in political science, a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, and a PhD in political science from Georgia State University.