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Reniqua Allen is a field producer for Okapi Productions as well as a freelance writer and fellow at the public policy think tank Demos. She writes and produces on issues surrounding race, class, social mobility and popular culture, with a particular focus on the black middle class. She was an archival producer on two Sundance nominated films Hot Coffee (HBO) and We’re Not Broke. Prior to that was an associate producer for Bill Moyers on several productions including Moyers & Company, Moyers on America and On Faith & Reason. She has also produced and written for outlets such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Quartz, Congressional Quarterly, Politico, PBS, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Reniqua has completed coursework for a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University and is working on a dissertation that will explore the “Post-Cosby” representations of the black middle class on television. She has a BA in journalism and an MA in political science from American University.