Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Published June 13, 2017
Updated April 10, 2021

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and department chair of African American studies at Princeton University. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, look at the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges our democracy faces. 

Glaude is a former president of the American Academy of Religion. His books on religion and philosophy include An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion, African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction and Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America. His most recent book is Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, published in 2020. Glaude appears regularly on Meet the Press.

Expertise: Religion, ethics, religion in the Americas, African American religion, race in the U.S.

Location: Princeton, N.J.

E-mail: esglaude@princeton.edu

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Phone: (609) 258-8159

Twitter: @esglaude

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