Dr. Seleeke Flingai
Seleeke Flingai, PhD, MPA is an applied policy researcher and educator whose work focuses on the intersections of racism and capitalism with urban spatial processes, economic (in)equity, criminalization, and health. Trained as both a biologist and an urban policy analyst, he uses Black feminist, public health, and spatial justice frameworks to understand social processes in the United States. He is a senior associate with the National Equity Atlas team at PolicyLink, where he helps lead research engagements with community partners and develop rigorous analyses, reports, and other data tools to support community-led struggles for greater equity. Dr. Flingai is also a Lecturer and Senior Fellow with Penn’s Center for Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, where he developed and currently teaches the semester-long graduate seminar course “Race and Public Health.”
Dr. Flingai received his bachelor’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT, a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and a certificate in Public Health from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MPA in Domestic Policy with a certificate in Urban Policy and Planning from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.