Michael Eric Dyson

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Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation’s most renowned professors, gifted writers, inspiring preachers, knowledgeable lecturers and riveting media personalities. As a professor who earned a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, Dyson has taught at some of the nation’s most distinguished universities, including Brown, UNC Chapel Hill, Columbia, DePaul, the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. He is currently the Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Sciences and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University.

As a writer of more than 20 books, New York Times bestsellers "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America"; and "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America", that was called by the New York Times,” one of the most frank and searing discussions on race…a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and King’s Why We Can’t Wait.” His latest book, “Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America”, published in December 2020 and was heralded as Amazon’s Bestselling Book for 2020.

Dyson has lectured across the country and around the world in many of the best colleges, universities, public theaters, auditoriums and for many corporations and unions. He has also served for the last 30 years as a media commentator and host on every major radio and television show, including NPR’s Morning Edition, The Takeaway, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Real Time with Bill Maher. He has also been featured as a political analyst on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.