• Alex Zamalin
  • Alex Zamalin
  • Professor, Africana Studies and Political Science
  • Specialties:

    Race and Political Thought; Black Political Thought; American Political Thought; Race and American Politics.

  • Bio:

    Alex Zamalin is Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the author of six books, African American Political Thought and American Culture: The Nation's Struggle for Racial Justice (New York: Palgrave, 2015), Struggle on their Minds: The Political Thought of African American Resistance (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017), Antiracism: An Introduction (NYU Press, 2019), Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism (Columbia University Press, 2019) which was named a 2020 Choice Outstanding Title by the American Library Association, and Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility (Beacon, 2021). His most recent book is All Is Not Lost: 20 Ways to Revolutionize Disaster (Beacon Press, spring 2022).

    Zamalin is also co-editor for a collection of scholarly essays aimed at reinterpreting the American political tradition, American Political Thought: An Alternative View (New York: Routledge, 2017). His scholarly essays have appeared in various edited book collections and journals like New Political Science, Contemporary Political Theory and Political Theory. Zamalin has been a guest on NPR and MSNBC and his work has been featured in The GuardianLiterary HubReligion Dispatches, ESPN's Undefeated, and YES! magazine.

    Latest Book: 

    20 Ways to Revolutionize Disaster

    Featured on Podcast

    Civility, with Alex Zamalin — Fireside (firesidepod.org)


    Workshops try to bridge the political divide on divisive topics : NPR