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Ibram X. Kendi

Office: 226  Keene-Flint Hall
Phone: (352) 273-3383
Fax: (352) 392-6927

Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Ibram X. Kendi (Ph.D. Temple, 2010) is an assistant professor of African American History, with a particular emphasis on racist and antiracist ideas and movements. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation, 2016), won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. A New York Times Best Seller in Race and Civil Rights, Stamped was also named a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and nominated for the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction. Stamped was named to many Best Books of 2016 lists, including in the Boston Globe, Kirkus, The Washington Post, The Root, Chicago Review of Books, and Buzzfeed. Kendi is also the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972 (Palgrave, 2012).

Kendi has published fourteen essays in referred academic journals and books, as well as many op-eds in a number of publications, including Salon, The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Conversation, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, and Duke University.

Kendi is currently at work on three book projects. He is finishing “Black Apple: A Narrative History of Malcolm X and Black Power in New York, 1954-1974,” which is under contract with NYU Press. He is also beginning work on two projects that will serve as follow-ups to Stamped: 1) “How to be An Antiracist” and (2) “Bones of Inequality: A Narrative History of Racist Policies in America.” These books are under contract with One World, an Imprint of Random House.

For all media inquiries, contact Kristina Fazzalaro from the Hatchette Book Group at or (212) 340-8169. For all speaking inquiries, contact Caitlin McCaskey from the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at or (212) 782-8661.