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, philosophy, and music history. He is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and the host of Slate’s “Lexicon Valley” podcast. McWhorter has authored several books about language, including Words on the Move, Talking Back, Talking Black, and The Language Hoax. A former contributing editor at The New Republic, he has also written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC. He has released five courses with the Great Courses company on language and linguistics.