John Stauffer is Professor of English and African American Studies and former chair of American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author or editor of 20 books and over 100 articles focusing on antislavery and/or photography. “GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln” was a national bestseller. “The Black Hearts of Men” was the co-winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize and the Lincoln Prize. “Picturing Frederick Douglass” was a Lincoln Prize finalist. His essays and reviews have appeared in Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and in scholarly journals and books. He has been featured on national radio and TV, including “The Diane Rehm Show,” “Fresh Air,” and “Book TV.” And he has served as a consultant for several films, including “Django,” “The Free State of Jones,” and “The Abolitionists.” He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two sons.
Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard University, Socrates Program