is an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College
., and since August 2007, has been the Editor-in-Chief
of The Crisis
magazine, a journal of politics
, ideas and culture published by the NAACP
and founded by historian and social activist W.E.B. Du Bois
In welcoming Asim to The Crisis in August 2007, then publisher Roger Wilkins
said, “Mr. Asim is a seasoned editor, a fine writer and author of a new best selling book. He is a gentleman devoted to the cause of racial justice, is excited about his new role with the NAACP and we are energized by his joining our ranks.”
In April 2009, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
awarded Jabari Asim a fellowship in nonfiction, one of 180 fellowships awarded to artists, scientists and scholars in 2009 selected from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Asim spent eleven years (1996–2007) at the Washington Post
, where he served as deputy editor of the book review section, children's book editor, poetry editor, and editor of the Washington Post's Education Review. For three years he also wrote a Washington Post Writers Group
syndicated column on political and social issues for the Post. Asim is a former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle
From 2008 to 2010, Asim was Scholar-in-Residence in African-American Studies and in the Department of Journalism at the University of......