Michael Eric Dyson moving to Nashville, joining Vanderbilt in 2021


Famed academic Michael Eric Dyson is moving to Nashville and joining Vanderbilt University in 2021. The school announced yesterday that Dyson will join them as a distinguished professor of African American and diaspora studies and professor of ethics and society. Dyson is famous for writing over 20 books on subjects ranging from Malcolm X to Martin Luther King Jr. to Marvin Gaye to Hurricane Katrina, and many more. Dyson has received 3 NAACP Image Awards, the Southern Book Prize and the American Book Award. He has also been featured on numerous television shows and is a regular on cable news.