Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is currently the Chair of the Center for African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Project at Harvard University. Widely regarded as one of the brightest young intellectuals in the US today, Glaude offers a critical and insightful view on the problems currently facing black America as well as the nation at large. He is the author of several books. His latest award winning book, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, has been characterized as a tour de force – establishing him as “one of the most visionary thinkers of our time.” According to Cornel West, “Eddie Glaude is the towering intellectual of his generation. There is simply no one else like him emerging on the intellectual scene!”
Born on the coast of Mississippi, in a small town called Moss Point, Glaude brings to his scholarship and public service a sense of passion and vocation shaped by the tradition of African American struggle. As a graduate of Morehouse College, he was inspired by the courage and devotion of Martin Luther King, Jr., the institution’s most famous graduate. Currently, Glaude is a regular commentator on the Tavis Smiley Show From PRI. He has been a guest on radio shows ranging from The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC to Mildred Gaddis’s show, Inside Detroit. Glaude has also appeared on Hannity and Colmes as well as Tavis Smiley on PBS. With each appearance, Glaude seeks to prod and to provoke, to insist and to incite, to encourage and to embolden fellow citizens to rise to the profound challenges of our day.
Glaude's newest book, In a Shade of Blue was published March, 2007.