Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University.
She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards; as well as, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.
Her third book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and is also a New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Editor’s Pick, and listed on the Zora List of 100 Best Books by Black Woman Authors since 1850.
Her fourth book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy, was Long-listed for the National Book Award in Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Book Award in Non-Fiction.
Her research has garnered numerous fellowships including from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. In 2021, she was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
She earned her Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University.
Updated July 2021
More from Carol Anderson
How to Fix Democracy Live Session 2
Beginning in Mississippi in the 1890s, distinguished Professor Carol Anderson shows viewers how our current moment and fears of a free and fair election in November 2020 are not a aberration in United States history.
How to Fix Democracy with Carol Anderson
Hear how Professor Anderson’s research and teaching focus on public policy reveals how domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the United States.
"Reaching Out" Webinar on February 12th