George Yancy is professor of philosophy at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in philosophy from Duquesne University where he was the first McAnulty Fellow. He received his first M.A. in philosophy from Yale University and his second M.A. in Africana Studies from NYU, where he received the prestigious McCracken Fellowship. He received his BA (cum laude) in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. His work is located primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the black experience. He has authored, edited, or co-edited over 18 books, which include most recently On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America(Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming, 2018).