Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," which won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He also authored the award-winning book, "The Black Campus Movement." Kendi has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. Before entering academia, he worked as a journalist. A frequent public speaker, Kendi has contributed commentaries to a number of publications, including Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Signature, The Huffington Post, and The Root. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.