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Eddie R. Cole

Eddie R. Cole, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of the multi-prize-winning book, The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2020).


Professor Cole spent the 2023-24 academic year as a Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.


He has received additional grants and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Academy of Education, the University of Chicago, and Princeton University. He has published in TIME, The GuardianWashington PostLos Angeles Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education and has served as an expert commentator for CNN, BBC World NewsMSNBC, and C-Span BookTV.


For a professional biography and more, click here.


For speaking inquiries, please e-mail Katie Stileman and Akhil Jonnalagadda of PUP Speaks, or visit his American Program Bureau profile.