Jack Shuler is John and Christine Warner professor and associate professor of English at Denison University where he teaches American literature, Black Studies, and narrative non-fiction writing. He holds a Ph.D. in English (Graduate Center – CUNY, 2007) and an MFA in Poetry (Brooklyn College, 2001).

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 writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Los Angeles Times, Truthout, Cleveland Plain DealerJournal of Southern History,  Columbia Journal of American Studies, Hanging Loose, and Failbetter, among others.

He has been on HuffPost Live and on WNPR, WOSU, KERA, and Pacifica radio stations.

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. Shuler was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Jack Shuler is represented by Elise Capron at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Twitter: @jackshuler




Selected Past Appearances

Grinnell College; Huffington Post Live; Colin McEnroe Show, WNPR Connecticut Public Radio; University of Dayton; Letters and Politics-Pacifica Radio; Decatur Book Festival; Think-KERA; University of Tromso; University of Utrecht; UU Southeast District Racial Justice Conference; National Conference on Diversity, Race, and Learning, The Ohio State University; Kenyon College; Denison University; All Sides with Ann Fisher-WOSU; SC Center for the Book; Landrum Public Library; Charleston County Public Library; SC Book Festival; Avery Research Center; Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World, College of Charleston; SC Book Festival;  Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery; Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University.