Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ph.D.
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ph.D. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Dr. Glaude is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. He is the author of a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own and Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul.
Known to be a convener of conversations and debates, Dr. Glaude takes care to engage fellow citizens of all ages and backgrounds – from young activists, to fellow academics, journalists and commentators, and followers on Twitter in dialogue about the course of the nation. His scholarship and his sense of himself as a public intellectual are driven by a commitment to think carefully with others in public. Accordingly, his writing and ideas are cited and shared widely.
Dr. Glaude hails from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on the Gulf Coast, and is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.