Jack Shuler is John and Christine Warner professor and associate professor of English at Denison University where he teaches American literature and Black Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center – CUNY in 2007.
He is the author of Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights (Mississippi University Press, 2009), Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town (University of South Carolina Press, 2012), and The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose (PublicAffairs, 2014).
Shuler’s criticism, op-eds, interviews, reviews, and poems have appeared in the Journal of Southern History, Columbia Journal of American Studies, Southern Studies, South Carolina Review, Fast Capitalism, Reconstructions: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Hanging Loose, The Brooklyn Review, Big City Lit, Failbetter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Death Penalty News, and the Los Angeles Times.
Before teaching at Denison, Shuler taught at Brooklyn College and worked as a project and development director for the Brooklyn College Community Partnership, an organization working to expose youth in under-served communities to the college experience.
Born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, he went to Guilford College and later to Brooklyn College where he received an MFA in poetry.
Jack Shuler is represented by Elise Capron at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency