Gerald Early

Professor of English and of African and African-American Studies
​Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters
PhD, Cornell University
research interests:
  • American Literature
  • African-American Culture 1940-1960
  • Afro-American Autobiography
  • Non-Fiction Prose

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​By Appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1071
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Early is an award-winning essayist, author, and editor. He has served as a commentator for NPR and as a consultant for multiple documentaries with Ken Burns. Currently, Early is finishing a book about Fisk University.

For more information, visit Gerald Early's department profile.