About

Nyle E. Fort

Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University

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

Nyle Fort is a minister, activist, and scholar. He earned his PhD in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies, from Princeton University in 2021. His research addresses issues of race, religion, politics, and activism. He is currently writing a book on African American mourning, with a particular focus on how public acts of grief shape, and are shaped by, black politics. Nyle’s work has been featured in the Guardian, Essence, Boston Globe, PBS, and MSNBC; and his scholarship has been funded by the Ford Foundation, Forum for Theological Exploration, University of Pennsylvania, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity.

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