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Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley is Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and a contributing editor at Boston Review. His many books include Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination.


A message from Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley

Thelonious Monk lost (and found) in Paris.

Robin D. G. Kelley

In her scholarship, mentoring, and activism, Farah Jasmine Griffin brings a praxis of radical love to an unequal academy.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.

Robin D. G. Kelly, Deborah Chasman

Robin D. G. Kelley published his pathbreaking history of the Black radical imagination in 2002. Where are we two decades later?

Robin D. G. Kelley

T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley and Bongani Madondo honor the writer's life, work, and legacy.

Robin D. G. Kelley, Bongani Madondo
I wrote letters for West’s hire and renewal at Harvard. The school’s administrators completely miss the point of tenure.
Robin D. G. Kelley

Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism helps us fight fascism with greater clarity and with ever more questions.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson

Robin D. G. Kelley
As a culture of protest took hold in 1960s LA, communities of color also prioritized a radical tradition of care, emphasizing mutual aid, community control, and the transformative power of art and politics.
Robin D. G. Kelley

A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West


The university is not an engine of social transformation. Activism is.

Robin D. G. Kelley

Forum Responses

If we are to keep the enormity of the forces aligned against us from establishing a false hierarchy of oppression, we must school ourselves to recognize that any attack against Blacks, any...
Robin D. G. Kelley
Final response: Love as a creative, revolutionary force cannot be reduced to only tending to trauma.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Neoliberalism's Challenge Michael Dawson is right: we sorely need a national black progressive movement armed with imagination, energy, and an unswerving critique of racism, sexism, class oppression, inequality, war, and empire if...
Robin D. G. Kelley
Eugene Rivers is right: racial integration has failed a large segment of the African-American community. But can we say that “racial integration” in-and-of itself has been the primary goal of progressive black...
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Reading Lists

The story of how Black people confront systems of racial capitalism and plot world liberation. A reading list from Robin D. G. Kelley.

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