Garrett Felber teaches 20th century American history and African-American social and political thought. His research focuses on prison organizing and the rise of the carceral state, the politics of black nationalism during the civil rights movement, as well as jazz and cultural politics.
Before Michigan, he served as Senior Research Advisor on the Malcolm X Project at Columbia University, where he received his Master’s degree in African-American Studies. He is co-author of The Portable Malcolm X Reader (Penguin, 2013) with Manning Marable and has published articles in the Journal of African American History, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and SAMUS: South African Music Studies. He has also contributed articles to The Guardian and The Marshall Project.