Robert P. Jones is the president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics. His latest book, which debuted on The New York Times best-seller list, is "The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future." He is also the author of two award-winning books: "White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity" which won a 2021 American Book Award and "The End of White Christian America," which won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
Jones writes regularly on politics, culture and religion for The Atlantic, TIME and Religion News Service. He is frequently featured in major national media, such as MSNBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post and others. He holds a doctorate in religion from Emory University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He writes the weekly #WhiteTooLong newsletter on Substack.
Awards: 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion; 2021 American Book Award