Carol Anderson Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies

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Areas of Expertise

  • Voting rights
  • Public policy and race, justice and equality


Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American Studies, is a nationally recognized historian, educator and author. Her research focuses on public policy, particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice and equality in the U.S.

Her most recent book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy (2018), has been long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award for non-fiction. She also is the author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which was a Washington Post Notable Book of 2016 and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

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