July 21 - August 17, 2002 and June - September 2000
Robin D.G. Kelley was born in New York City in 1962 and raised between Harlem, Seattle and Pasadena, California. He is the author of the prize-winning books Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics and the Black Working Class. Yo' Mama's DisFunktional!, was selected as one of the top ten books of 1998 by the Village Voice.
Other books include Misterioso: In Search of Thelonious Monk and his most recent book, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Kelley has also completed a general survey of African American history co-authored with Tera Hunter and Earl Lewis.
His essays have appeared in several anthologies and journals including The Nation, Monthly Review, The Voice Literary Supplement, New York Times Magazine and the Boston Review. Is one of the youngest full professors in the country, teaching History and Africana Studies at New York University.
Last Updated: 9/14/09