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Robin Kelley

Born: Mar 14, 1962

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Robin Kelley

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1962
Birth Place : New York City

Robin Davis Gibran Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. From 2006 to 2011, he was Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, and from 2003 to 2006 he was the William B. Ransford Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies at Columbia University. From 1994 to 2003, he was a professor of history and Africana Studies at New York University as well the chairman of NYU's history department from 2002 to 2003. Robin Kelley has also served as a Hess Scholar-in-Residence at Brooklyn College. In the summer of 2000, Dr. Kelley was honored as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College, where he taught and mentored a class of sophomores, as well as wrote the majority of the book Freedom Dreams. During the academic year 2009–10, Kelley held the Harmsworth Chair of American History at Oxford University, the first African-American historian to do so since the chair was established in 1922. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Robin Davis Gibran Kelley
  • Robin D.G. Kelley
  • Robin Kelley


  • Lisa Gay Hamilton

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • American Book Awards
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