Lawrence Jackson is a new Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His appointment includes duties in the departments of English and history as well as the Center for Africana Studies. He plans on establishing a new institute to preserve and showcase the arts, history, and culture of the city of Baltimore.
For the past 14 years, Dr. Jackson has taught on the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, most recently as the Winship Distinguished Research Professor. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Professor Jackson is the author of several books including The Indigant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960 (Princeton University Press, 2010) and My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family After the Civil War (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Professor Jackson is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He earned a master’s degree at Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in English and American literature at Stanford University in California.