Tanzina Vega is an award winning journalist and speaker on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States, a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute and the author of the forthcoming book Uppity: Women, Race and Class in America.

Tanzina has been staff writer and contributor for CNN, WNYC, Billboard magazine and The New York Times where she won an Emmy award for outstanding new approaches in documentary media and various awards from the National Press Photographers Association.

NPR’s Code Switch included her in their “Journalists — Of Color! — To Watch” list and The Huffington Post listed Tanzina as one of the 40 top Latinos in American media.