Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. He 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 several important books on African American religion and philosophy, including "An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion" and "Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul," which has been described as “one of the most imaginative, daring books of the twenty-first century.”
His most recent book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own," is scheduled for release the fall of 2020. Imani Perry describes the book as “precisely the witness we need for our treacherous times. Glaude is also a columnist for Time magazine and a regular contributor on MSNBC.
Hailing from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on the Gulf Coast, Glaude is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Whether he is teaching in the classroom, writing in popular magazines, or offering commentary on television, Glaude is driven by a commitment to think carefully with others in public.