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Salamishah Tillet

Creative Writing Professor at Rutgers University-Newark; Co-founder of A Long Walk Home; Feminist Activist & Scholar

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Salamishah Tillet Biography

A scholar, writer, and activist, Salamishah Tillet is a contributing critic at large for The New York Times where she has been writing since 2015. She writes about popular culture, politics, gender, sexuality, and race, and before The Times, wrote about politics and culture for The Nation and The Root. She is the author of In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece (Abrams, 2021), and Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination (Duke University Press, 2012). She is the co-host and co-producer of “The Because of Anita” podcast with Cindi Leive of The Meteor.

She was awarded the 2020 Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction fellowship for her cultural memoir, All The Rage: Mississippi Goddam and The World Nina Simone Made. In May, she was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her next project, In Lieu of the Law: “Me Too’ and The Politics of Justice, a cultural history of the world’s largest social media movement.

Currently, she is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies and the director of Express Newark, the Center for Socially Engaged Art and Design at Rutgers University - Newark. Upon arriving at Rutgers, she founded New Arts Justice, an initiative for feminist approaches to public art in the City of Newark.

With her sister, Scheherazade Tillet, she founded A Long Walk Home, an arts organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women. In 2020, she was a founding member of the Black Girl Freedom Fund, a 10-year-initiative to invest $1Billion dollars in the lives and livelihood of Black girls and young women and their families.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and African American Studies and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, her Masters of Art in Teaching in English from Brown University, and her Masters of Art in English and American Literature and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University.

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In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece: The Story of Alice Walker’s Masterpiece (Books About Books)

In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece: The Story of Alice Walker’s Masterpiece (Books About Books)

Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post–Civil Rights Imagination

Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post–Civil Rights Imagination

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Creative Writing Professor at Rutgers University-Newark; Co-founder of A Long Walk Home; Feminist Activist & Scholar

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Salamishah Tillet Biography

A scholar, writer, and activist, Salamishah Tillet is a contributing critic at large for The New York Times where she has been writing since 2015. She writes about popular culture, politics, gender, sexuality, and race, and before The Times, wrote about politics and culture for The Nation and The Root. She is the author of In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece (Abrams, 2021), and Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination (Duke University Press, 2012). She is the co-host and co-producer of “The Because of Anita” podcast with Cindi Leive of The Meteor.

She was awarded the 2020 Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction fellowship for her cultural memoir, All The Rage: Mississippi Goddam and The World Nina Simone Made. In May, she was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for her next project, In Lieu of the Law: “Me Too’ and The Politics of Justice, a cultural history of the world’s largest social media movement.

Currently, she is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies and the director of Express Newark, the Center for Socially Engaged Art and Design at Rutgers University - Newark. Upon arriving at Rutgers, she founded New Arts Justice, an initiative for feminist approaches to public art in the City of Newark.

With her sister, Scheherazade Tillet, she founded A Long Walk Home, an arts organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women. In 2020, she was a founding member of the Black Girl Freedom Fund, a 10-year-initiative to invest $1Billion dollars in the lives and livelihood of Black girls and young women and their families.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and African American Studies and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, her Masters of Art in Teaching in English from Brown University, and her Masters of Art in English and American Literature and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University.

Salamishah Tillet Videos

  • Rita Dove and Glory Edim with Salamishah Tillet | LIVE from NYPL
    The poet laureate and the literary tastemaker share poems and stories new and old.
  • Salamishah Tillet with Marsha Norman
    Salamishah Tillet, In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece, in conversation with Marsha Norman
  • Salamishah Tillet: In Search of the Color Purple
    It’s hard to overstate the literary and cultural influence of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Color Purple. In the nearly forty...

Salamishah Tillet Books

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  • How to book Salamishah Tillet?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Salamishah Tillet for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Salamishah Tillet, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Salamishah Tillet or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Salamishah Tillet?

    Booking fees for Salamishah Tillet, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Salamishah Tillet, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Salamishah Tillet?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Salamishah Tillet for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Salamishah Tillet for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Salamishah Tillet or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Salamishah Tillet or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Salamishah Tillet is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Salamishah Tillet for your event is available upon request. Salamishah Tillet generally travels from Newark, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dominique Dawes, Malaak Compton, Sindi Somers, Erin Gruwell and Ariane de Bonvoisin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Salamishah Tillet for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Salamishah Tillet Speaker Videos

  • Rita Dove and Glory Edim with Salamishah Tillet | LIVE from NYPL
    The poet laureate and the literary tastemaker share poems and stories new and old.
    Salamishah Tillet with Marsha Norman
    Salamishah Tillet, In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece, in conversation with Marsha Norman
  • Salamishah Tillet: In Search of the Color Purple
    It’s hard to overstate the literary and cultural influence of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Color Purple. In the nearly forty years since its publication, this story of Black...
    Between the Lines: Salamishah Tillet - In Search of The Color Purple
    In the latest work by scholar, cultural critic and activist Salamishah Tillet, In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece examines the novel through archival research,...
  • Saving Black Girls from Violence with Dr. Salamishah Tillet | Black America
    Dr. Salamishah Tillet, Professor at University of Pennsylvania and Co-Founder of "A Long Walk Home" sits down with Carol Jenkins to discuss the topic, saving Black girls from violence and nurturing...
    Feminists of the Black Panther Party, with Salamishah Tillet
    From "No Revolution Without Us: Feminists of the Black Panther Party - Lynn C. French and Salamishah Tillet in Conversation" February 1, 2016 Urban Democracy Lab NYU Gallatin School of...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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