Michael Eric Dyson

Author; Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

Michael Eric Dyson is an acclaimed author and a university professor of sociology at Georgetown University. He hosts the nationally syndicated public radio program, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show.” Dyson is an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner. He was named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. His most recent book is Can You Hear Me Now? In 2005, his book Is Bill Cosby Right? jump-started a national conversation about the black poor that has been called one of the most important debates in black America since the historic debate between Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. His 1994 book, Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, was named one of the most important African American books of the 20th century and a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.

Videos/Audio of Michael Eric Dyson

As Michael Eric Dyson notes in the introduction to his 2016 book, “[President] Obama provoked great hope and fear about... See more
As the historic presidency of Barack Obama comes to a close, we consider how the future will view his leadership. Will... See more
America's problem with race has deep roots. With the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of... See more
Prominent thinkers wrestle with contemporary urban music and culture as they examine the complicated dimensions of... See more
Two scholars discuss rap, race, and reality with the winner of nine Grammy Awards.From the street to the spotlight, Nas... See more