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.