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Michael Eric Dyson

Born: 23-Oct-1958
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Know What I Mean?

Father: Everett Dyson (auto worker)
Mother: Addie
Wife: (div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Michael II
Daughter: Maisha
Wife: Marcia Louise (m. 24-Jun-1992)

    Theological: Divinity School, Knoxville College (transferred)
    University: BA, Carson-Newman College (1982)
    University: MA, Princeton University (1991)
    University: PhD, Princeton University (1993)
    Professor: Brown University (1993-95)
    Professor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995-97)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Columbia University (1997-99)
    Professor: DePaul University (1999-2002)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (2002-07)
    Professor: Georgetown University (2007-)

    Democratic Socialist Society of America
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois

    America (4-Jul-2014) · Himself
    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (16-Aug-2006) · Himself
    Waist Deep (28-Apr-2006) [VOICE]

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Author of books:
Reflecting Black: African-American Cultural Criticism (1993)
Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X (1995)
Between God and Gangsta Rap (1995)
Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line (1996)
I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000)
Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur (2001)
Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion (2002)
The Michael Eric Dyson Reader (2002)
Why I Love Black Women (2003)
Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Minds? (2005)
Pride (2006)
Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster (2006)
Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop (2007)

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