Professor of Linguistics, English, and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Author, Words on the Move
John McWhorter is an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, American studies, and music history. He hosts Slate’s language podcast, “Lexicon Valley,” and is a contributing editor at The Atlantic. McWhorter is the author of over 20 books, including ones on language such as The Power of Babel, The Language Hoax, and the upcoming Nine Nasty Words, as well as ones on race such as Losing the Race. He has also created five audiovisual courses on language in the Great Courses series. McWhorter is a former contributing editor at The New Republic and has written for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.