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
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How to Fix Democracy with Carol Anderson
Season 5, Episode 10, features Dr. Carol Anderson, professor of African American Studies at Emory University. The episode discusses America in the post-World War II years when it emerged as the world's leading democratic country.
Carol Anderson's "I, Too" Documentary Film mentioned in New York Times Article
The article is from a report on the Athens Democracy Forum which, amongst many events, also hosted the "I, Too" documentary film premiere.
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On September 27, the new documentary I, Too held its international premiere at the Athens Democracy Forum in Greece. Ahead of the premiere in Athens, How to Fix Democracy host Andrew Keen caught up with bestselling author and Emory professor Carol Anderson.
I, Too: Documentary Film Premiere in Athens, Greece
On September 27th, 2022, Humanity in Action, the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Democracy and Culture Foundation organized the screening of “I , Too” a documentary film from the mind of Carol Anderson.
I, Too: Brandeis University Screening and Post-Film Discussion
Brendeis University, Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action cordially invite you to the premiere of I, Too, a documentary film from the mind of Carol Anderson.
I, Too: Washington, DC Film Premiere and Post-Film Discussion
The Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action cordially invite you to the Washington, DC premiere of I, Too, a documentary film from the mind of Carol Anderson.
I, Too: Live Film Premiere
Humanity in Action, Emory University, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the Donner Foundation cordially invite you to the premiere of I, Too, a documentary film from the mind of Carol Anderson.
Humanity in Action Executive Director Judith Goldstein's 2022 Fellowship Opening Remarks
On the first day of the 2022 International Fellowship, Humanity in Action Founder and Executive Director Judith Goldstein began the program with opening remarks, discussing the critical issues that the 2022 cohort faces during this Fellowship year.
Carol Anderson on the Second Amendment and Racism in the USA
Carol Anderson discusses the Second Amendment and Racism in the USA at the John Adams Institute.
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.