About Ibram X. Kendi
IBRAM X. KENDI is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He will also become the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Kendi is the author of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and THE BLACK CAMPUS MOVEMENT, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book prize. He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, and STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a young adult remix of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. He most recently authored the #1 Indie bestseller, ANTIRACIST BABY, available as a board book and picture book for caretakers and little ones.
Kendi has published numerous essays in periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Huffington Post, and The Root. Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. He was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. Before entering academia, Kendi trained and worked as a journalist. He earned his undergraduate degrees from Florida A&M University, and his doctorate from Temple University. Kendi lives in Boston.