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Professor and Chair of African American Studies, Emory University

Carol Anderson is Samuel Candler Dobbs professor and chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Professor Anderson’s research and teaching focus on public policy; particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the United States. She has recently been named the Visiting Gladstein Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.

Professor Anderson is the author of Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was published by Cambridge University Press and awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. In her forthcoming book, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, Professor Anderson uncovers the long-hidden and important role of the nation’s most powerful civil rights organization in the fight for the liberation of peoples of color in Africa and Asia.


  • –present
    Associate professor of African American Studies, Emory University