nyle fort

Assistant Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University

Fellow, Society of Fellows, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (2021–Present)

nyle fort is a minister, organizer, and scholar. He studies how people resist oppression, build beloved community, and struggle to transform the world. nyle is at work on two book projects: Spirit of Struggle and Amazing Grief which (respectively) meditate on the work of spirit and mourning in black and multiracial freedom movements. nyle’s writing is featured in The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The New York Magazine, Socialism and Democracy, Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis. His scholarship has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the Forum for Theological Exploration, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity. nyle earned his BA from Morehouse College; Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; and PhD. in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities from Princeton University.