Musa al-Gharbi

Musa al-Gharbi is an assistant professor of journalism, communication and (by courtesy) sociology at Stony Brook University and a research fellow at Heterodox Academy. Al-Gharbi’s work explores how people talk about, think about, and produce a shared understanding of social phenomena – from race, inequality, social movements to extremism, policing, national security and foreign policy, to domestic U.S. political contests. In addition to his research, al-Gharbi is a prolific public intellectual whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, The Atlantic, New Republic, The Nation, The Guardian and many other outlets. He is regularly tapped to contextualize current events, including spots for NPR, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Slate and Voice of America. His first book, We Have Never Been Woke: Social Justice Discourse, Inequality and the Rise of a New Elite is forthcoming with Princeton University Press.