Michelle Alexander Appointed as Senior Fellow for Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation has appointed scholar and author Michelle Alexander as a senior fellow. In her role she will contribute to the foundation’s work on democracy, rights, and justice.

“Michelle’s work has made a profound contribution to our understanding of race and justice in the United States today, and we are deeply honored to have her join us as a senior fellow,“ said Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. “For over a decade, her authoritative scholarship and powerful storytelling have helped change minds and transform lives. We’re thrilled that she has chosen the Ford Foundation to broaden and deepen her work on justice and dignity for all."
Alexander will continue her advocacy work during her time as a fellow while completing her new book, Let My People Go. Alexander hopes to engage and reach a wider audience in the fight to end mass incarceration and will supplement her book with a documentary and website.
“I'm thrilled to join the Ford Foundation as a senior fellow and grateful not only for their interest in my writing and work, but also for their commitment to supporting—as best they can—the emerging human rights movement that aims to transform the meaning of race and justice in America,“ said Alexander.

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