Adolph Reed Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at Howard, Yale, and Northwestern Universities, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the New School for Social Research.
He is the editor of Race, Politics and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s (Greenwood Press, 1986) and Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and our Retreat from Racial Equality (Westview, 1999) and with Kenneth W. Warren of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (Paradigm, 2010). He is author of The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics (Yale Press, 1986); W.E.B. Du Bois and American Political Thought: Fabianism & the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 1997) Stirrings in the Jug: Black American Politics in the Post-Segregation Era (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), Class Notes (New Press, 2000), a collection of his popular political writing and the forthcoming The South: Jim Crow and Its Afterlives (Verso). He is currently completing two books -- You Can’t Get There from Here, a critique of black cultural studies with Kenneth Warren (Routledge) and When Compromises Come Home to Roost: The Decline and Transformation of the U. S. Left (Verso).