Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, has been selected for the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The award honors those who have made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and religious relationships. The award and a $25,000 prize will be presented at a ceremony on the Brandeis campus this coming fall.
Ron Liebowitz, president of Brandeis University stated that “Carol Anderson has produced seminal scholarship that not only explains how structural racism shapes life, policy, and politics in America but also demands the action necessary to bring about a better future for us all.”
Professor Anderson joined the faculty at Emory University in 2009 after teaching at the Univerity of Missouri. She won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2017 for her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury, 2016). Dr. Anderson is also the author of Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Her most recent book is The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (Bloomsbury, 2021).
Professor Anderson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned a Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University.