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Eddie Glaude to Move to Princeton University

Story posted April 01, 2002

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., associate professor of religion and Africana studies at Bowdoin College, has been appointed to the faculty of Princeton University. Pending approval from an April 13 vote by the Princeton Board of Trustees, Glaude will assume his new position at the Princeton, N.J., campus in the fall.

"I am very excited about my appointment to the faculty at Princeton University," said Glaude. "I am convinced that something really special is happening at the institution, and I look forward to being a part of it. I am especially grateful to Bowdoin College. Wonderful colleagues and an amazing intellectual environment afforded me the opportunity to develop and mature as a young intellectual. The College's commitment to African American studies also made it quite easy for me to find my feet early in my career. I will always carry Bowdoin with me. But Princeton is like home, and I can't wait to begin this new stage in my life."

Glaude came to Bowdoin in 1996, rose to the position of associate professor in 1999, and served as chair of the religion department from 2000-01. His areas of specialization are the history of African American religion, and American pragmatism with a particular focus on the work of John Dewey.

"We're not at all surprised that Princeton University would take notice of what Professor Glaude has accomplished here," said Bowdoin President Barry Mills. "Eddie Glaude is a respected scholar who has contributed much to his discipline. But in the great tradition of the residential liberal arts college, he is also a gifted teacher dedicated to the intellectual growth of his students. We are tremendously proud of Professor Glaude - as we are of our entire faculty - and we wish him and his family all the best as he pursues this next step in a career of great promise."

Glaude is a 1989 graduate of Morehouse College, with a bachelor's degree in political science. He earned master's degrees in African American studies from Temple University, and in religion from Princeton. He earned his doctorate in religion from Princeton in 1996.

He is the author of Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America (2000), a finalist for the Society of Historians of the Early Republic first book prize. He edited Is it Nation Time?: Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism (2002), and co-edited, with Cornel West, the forthcoming volume African American Religious Studies: An Anthology.

Glaude, a native of Moss Point, Miss., is married to Winnifred Brown. The couple has a son, Langston.

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