Jack Shuler is associate professor of English at Denison University where he teaches American literature, Black Studies, and chairs the Narrative Nonfiction Writing concentration.
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 Dealer, Journal 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.
Books by Jack Shuler
This Is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Front Lines of a New America
The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
Public Affairs, 2014