Nigerian-American writer and Kalamazoo College alum. He is also a photographer and art historian.
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Scholar of English literature whose work reaches into neuroscience and the arts. Starr took office as the 10th president of Pomona College in 2017.
American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor.
American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
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American independent film director, producer, and screenwriter based in Chicago.
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Founder and President of the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race. Sharpe was named a "Black Scholars You Should Know" by TheBestSchools.org and BlackEnterprise.com. She is the co-editor of the Review of Black Political Economy and served as the past President of the National Economic Association. In 2019 she was selected to serve on the Center for American Progress’s National Advisory Council on Eliminating the Black-White Wealth Gap.
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Educator and psychologist whose theory and research has been particularly influential in areas relating to African Psychology, cultural survival in the face of cultural oppression, and mental health. Kambon retired from his position as Department chair and professor in the Psychology Department at Florida A&M University in 2014 following a successful 30-year career at the institution.
African-American social psychologist. Steele was executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley, and currently is professor of psychology at Stanford University.
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Award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Dr. Love is one of the field’s most esteemed educational researchers in the area of Hip Hop education.
Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, specializing in race, class and gender, at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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African-American historian, professor, and pioneer in the creation of Pan-African and Africana studies and professional institutions in academia since the 1960s.
American historian, author, journalist, and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study the history of the African diaspora and African-American history.
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American historian and academic, Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA.
Gloria Jean Watkins, known by her pen name bell hooks, is an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. hooks has published more than 30 books, ranging in topics from black men, patriarchy, and masculinity to self-help, engaged pedagogy to personal memoirs, and sexuality.
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American historian, writer, lawyer, activist and professor who focuses on U.S. constitutional and legal, African-American history. Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Historian who focuses on Black social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. Spencer teaches survey and seminar courses on African American Heritage, Civil rights and Black Power and Black women's history at Lehman College.
African American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.
American theologian, best known for his advocacy of black theology and black liberation theology. Cone's1969 book Black Theology and Black Power provided a new way to comprehensively define the distinctiveness of theology in the black church.
American political activist, philosopher, academic, Marxist feminist, and author. Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
American historian and law professor. Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University, where she is also the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and professor of history in the university's Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Gordon-Reed is noted for changing scholarship on Thomas Jefferson regarding his relationship with Sally Hemings and her children.
British-Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history.
American law professor at Yale University, writes on legal and social policy, columnist, and best-selling novelist.
American economist and social theorist who is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina but grew up in Harlem, New York.
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American sociologist. He is a professor at Harvard University and author of works on urban sociology, race and class issues.
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Psychologist, administrator, and educator who has conducted research and written books on the topic of racism. Focusing specifically on race in education, racial identity development in teenagers, and assimilation of black families and youth in white neighborhoods.
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American academic and associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy, and music history.
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Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality. She is a full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, where she specializes in race and gender issues.
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American legal scholar at UC Davis School of Law, in the fields of critical race theory, feminist legal scholarship, and criminal law. She held the position of professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law, joining the faculty in 1988.