From high school dropout to teenage wife and mother to highly accomplished university professor and public intellectual, Dr. Carol Swain is passionate about empowering others to confidently raise their voices in the public square.
She is an author, a public speaker, a newspaper columnist for The Epoch Times, a political commentator, and the host of the Be the People Podcast heard on the America Out Loud Talk Radio Network, as well as “Two Minutes to Think About it” on Bott Radio.
Dr. Swain is also an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt, she was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton.
Dr. Swain lives in Tennessee and has served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She received a B.A. from Roanoke College, M.A. from Virginia Polytechnic & State University, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.S.L. from Yale. Click here to access Dr. Swain’s CV.
Dr. Swain’s opinion pieces have been published in CNN Online, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, USA Today, and in other news outlets around the world. In addition, she has appeared on ABC’s Headline News, BBC Radio and TV, NPR, INT News, CNN’s AC360, CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Fox News’ Hannity, Fox and Friends, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Judge Jeanine, The Ingraham Angle, and Tucker Carson. She has appeared in several documentaries including Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and has had four viral Prager University videos.