Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the William S. Tod professor of religion and African American studies and chair of the department of African American studies at Princeton University. He currently also serves as the president of the American Academy of Religion. In addition to this, he is a published author whose most well-known books include ‘Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul’ and ‘In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America’.

In 2015, Glaude was awarded an honorary doctorate from Colgate University. He is a columnist for Time magazine and regularly provides commentary on radio and television news programs.

He is currently working on a book about James Baldwin, of whom he writes, “Baldwin’s writing does not bear witness to the glory of America. It reveals the country’s sins, and the illusion of innocence that blinds us to the reality of others.“

William S. Tod professor of Religion and African American studies and Chair of the Department of African Studies at Princeton University

Location: New Jersey/ St.Thomas

Areas of Expertise: Religion, Ethics, Politics, Religion in the Americas, African American Studies

Contact Information:

E-mail: esglaude@princeton.edu
Phone: (609) 258-1319 or contact Dionne Worthy: (609) 258-8159
Twitter: @esglaude

Derrick E. White

Derrick E. White is a visiting associate professor of African and African American Studies and History at Dartmouth College.

White’s research focuses on modern black history and sports history. He is currently working on a book that inspects the intersections of college, sports and race. Specifically, he focuses on how longtime Florida A&M University football coach Jake Gaither built a program in the midst of segregation. The story of FAMU reveals the history of black college football and serves to examine the larger issues Black college athletes faced in the twentieth century.

Visiting Associate Professor of African/African American Studies & History at Dartmouth College

Location: Hanover, NH

Areas of Expertise: African American Civil Rights and Black Power Organizations, Sports and Race, Social Justice and Racial Politics

Contact Information:

E-mail: derrick.e.white@dartmouth.edu | drderrickwhite@gmail.com
Phone: Office: (603) 646-9351 | Cell: 786-897-5372
Twitter: @blackstar1906

Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi is a lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also currently a resident scholar at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

His research focuses on the politics of globalization, North-South relations and social movements. He previously worked as a consultant on UNDP’s Human Development Report and as a Global Fellow at the Open Society Foundation.

As a journalist, Aidi’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreigh Affairs, The Nation and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of the Carnegie Scholar Award and the American Book Award of 201.

Aidi has written extensively about African and Afro-diasporan affairs for magazines including Africana, The New African, ColorLines.com and Al Jazeera. He has been a guest on WNYC’s Soundcheck and NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.

Hisham Aidi

Areas of Expertise: Politics of Globalization, North-South Relations, Social Movements, Immigration, Youth Movements in Europe, African and Afro-Diasporan Affairs

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: ha26@columbia.edu
Phone: (212) 854-2584
Twitter: @UptownBerber

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Karsonya Whitehead

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an assistant professor of communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland. Her work focuses on the intersection of race, class and gender. An award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher, she has become a prominent, candid voice on race relations and African American culture.

In 2013, Whitehead was selected as one of four experts to present at President Obama’s first Black History Month panel at the White House. In addition to her academic work, she is an accomplished documentarian; her films “Twin Towers: A History” and “Life Lessons Learned in Last Place: The Zoe Koplowitz Story” were nominated for New York Emmys.


Assistant Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies, Loyola University Maryland

Areas of Expertise: Intersection of Race, Class and Gender; African American and African Culture; Race Relations; Working in Diverse Environments

Location: Baltimore, MD

Contact Information:
Email: 
kewhitehead@loyola.edu
Phone: (410) 716-8739
Twitter: @kayewhitehead

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Vincent Hutchings

Vincent Hutchings teaches political science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he focuses on American government and politics and race/ethnicity in politics. He was featured in “Race 2012: A PBS Election Special.” 

He has been awarded several grants from the National Science Foundation, including:

  • -2009-2011 to be the Principal Investigator for his project “Elite Communications and Racial Group Conflict in the 21st Century”
  • -2010-2013 to be the Principal Investigator in Michigan for the American National Election Studies

Hutchings was named a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012 and was given the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Political Research Quarterly in 2009.

Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise: Government and Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Public Opinion, Elections & Voting Behavior, African American Politics, Afroamerican and African Studies, Campaigns

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Info:

Phone: (734) 764-6591

Email: vincenth@umich.edu 

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