Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has joined Harvard University as a visiting scholar.
According to an official press release, the conservative pundit and reality television star will teach four courses over three years at Harvard's prestigious Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., beginning in fall 2013.
The transition to academia comes just weeks after Palin was unceremoniously released form her contract at Fox News, which had served as her primary source of income since 2009.
The former Alaskan governor will focus her classes on topics close to her heart, including the war on terror, welfare reform, U.S. evangelicals, and oil and gas development.
She will also join Harvard's Consortium for Energy Policy Research, and is expected to contribute several peer-reviewed research papers concerning the economic efficiency of Alaska's oil-funded sovereign wealth fund.
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