Imelme Umana was recently named president of Harvard Law Review, making her the first Black woman to hold the title at the Ivy League university. Her appointment echoes that of Barack Obama who became the first Black man elected as President of the Harvard Law Review in 1990.
Umana hails from Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. She is a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School, who has served as chair of the Community Action Committee, a board member of the Harvard Model Congress Boston, and a research assistant at the school's Hiphop Archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
She is interested in the intersection between African-American studies and government and hopes to examine the ways stereotypes about Black women are recreated and reinforced in American politics.