William Jelani Cobb is an American writer, author and educator. The Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, Cobb was previously an associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut from 2012 to 2016. Since 2015, he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker.
|Born:||August 21, 1969, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Howard University, Rutgers University|
|Occupation:||Writer, author, educator|
|Organization:||Columbia University, The New Yorker|
|Title:||Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism|
|Twitter:||Jelani Cobb's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Jelani Cobb's IMDb|
About Jelani Cobb
Writer and teacher who became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 2015. He has been a history professor at the University of Connecticut and a journalism professor at Columbia University.
He graduated from Jamaica High School in Queens, New York before attending Howard University. He later earned a PhD in American history from Rutgers University.
He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2018.
He is the youngest of four siblings.
He is the author of the book The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (2010).