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Keli Goff is a blogger and political commentator known for her contributions to the Huffington Post and her appearances on various television networks as a political pundit. She has appeared on CNN, the Fox News Channel, the BBC, MSNBC and other networks. She is the author of the book, Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence and the novel The GQ Candidate, released in July 2011.
She is currently a Columnist for The Daily Beast and Special Correspondent for The Root. In January 2014 it was announced that Goff had been named a member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group.
A native of Missouri City, Texas, Goff graduated from Elkins High School. She holds a bachelor's degree from New York University and a master's degree in strategic communications from Columbia University.
Her first book, Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence, examined the perspectives and impact of younger voters and members of the Post Civil Rights Generation on the political process, with particular focus on the 2008 election. Her second book, The GQ Candidate, a novel, was published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books, with the paperback published in June 2012.
Her essay "Living the Dream" is featured in the collection The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's A More Perfect Union. Her writing has also appeared in Time, UPTOWN, Cosmopolitan, Essence, The Guardian, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast and the web editions of the New York Times and New York magazine.
She is currently a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, the Washington Post′s women's blog "She the People". Goff's columns have been the subject of coverage in outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, while her books have been covered by USA Today, Vanity Fair, and Politico.