Adolph Reed Jr. is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served in that position at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, Yale University, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Reed is the editor of Race, Politics and Culture: Critical Essays on the Radicalism of the 1960s and Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and our Retreat from Racial Equality.
He is the author of The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics; W.E.B. Du Bois and American Political Thought: Fabianism & the Color Line; Stirrings in the Jug: Black American Politics in the Post-Segregation Era; Class Notes, a collection of his popular political writing and is a co-author of Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought.
Reed has been a columnist for The Progressive and The Village Voice, and has written frequently for The Nation. Reed is a member of the executive committee of the American Association of University Professors.