Menah A.E. Pratt-Clarkeis the Assistant Chancellor and Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an adjunct professor in the College of Law and in the Department of African-American Studies. She teaches in the areas of critical race, critical race feminism, and Black feminism. Pratt-Clarke received a BA and MA in Literary Studies from the University of Iowa. In addition to her law degree from Vanderbilt University, she also received an MA and PhD in Sociology.