Current Role: Professor of Journalism at Columbia University
Location: New York, USA
Area of expertise: Journalism | Writing | Social Justice | Politics | Media
Interested in: Training &  Speaking
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Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb is a renowned journalist, educator, and author acclaimed for his insightful commentary on race, politics, and culture in America. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History from Howard University and a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University, Jelani’s academic background has laid the foundation for his distinguished career.

As a staff writer for The New Yorker and a contributor to numerous other publications, Jelani has established himself as one of the most influential voices in media. His articles and essays cover a wide range of topics, from civil rights and social justice to the complexities of race relations in contemporary society. His writing is known for its depth, nuance, and thought-provoking analysis.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Jelani is a highly respected educator and public speaker. He is a professor of journalism at Columbia University, where he teaches courses on race, media, and politics. He has also lectured at universities and institutions across the country, sharing his expertise and insights with diverse audiences.

Jelani’s achievements in journalism and education have earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism and the Walter Bernstein Award from the Writers Guild of America.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jelani is a dedicated advocate for social justice and racial equity. He uses his platform to elevate marginalized voices, challenge systemic inequalities, and promote dialogue and understanding across divides.

Through his leadership, advocacy, and expertise, Jelani Cobb continues to be a powerful force for change, inspiring others to confront difficult truths and work towards a more just and equitable society. His dedication to truth, integrity, and social justice make him a true leader and trailblazer in the field of journalism and academia.