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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Carol Anderson

Carol AndersonCarol Anderson is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Her 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 is the author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2016), Bourgeois Radicals: The naacp and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941–1960 (2014), and Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944–1955 (2003), which won the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards. Her research has garnered fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She has also served on working groups dealing with race, minority rights, and criminal justice at Stanford University’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. She was a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee and currently serves on the boards of directors of the Harry S Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.