Kerri Greenidge is Mellon Associate Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University. She teaches courses on Black and Native New England, Black Boston, and the history of Slavery, Reconstruction, and their aftermaths in the United States. At Tufts University, she co-directs the African American Trail Project with Dr. Kendra Field.
Greenidge is the author of the award-winning Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter (Liveright Norton, 2019), and the recently released, critically acclaimed, National Book Award nominee The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (Liveright Norton, 2022). Dr. Greenidge is an internationally recognized scholar of Black New England whose works have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, among other publications. She is also a co-founder, with Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. David Levering Lewis, of the Du Bois Forum.