Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race issues who holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Joseph joined UT Austin in the Fall of 2015 from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where he founded the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to promote engaged research and scholarship focused on the ways issues of race and democracy impact the lives of global citizens. He founded and directs the second Center for the Study of Race and Democracy on the University of Texas campus, housed at the LBJ School in the Spring of 2016.

Books in order of publication:

Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America – 2006

The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era – 2006

Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama – 2009

Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level – 2009

The New Black History: The African-American Experience since 1945 Reader (Critical Black Studies) -2011

Stokely: A Life – 2012

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. – 2020