Dr. Crystal Fleming

Author, Cultural Critic, Social Scientist
Dr. Crystal Fleming

An author, cultural critic and social scientist, Cr. Crystal Marie Fleming's critically acclaimed book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide, combines memoir, critical race theory, social commentary and satire to debunk common misconceptions about racism. The book was published in 2018 and earned a starred Kirkus review as well as a glowing write ups in Publisher’s Weekly, Bustle, ESPN/The Undefeated among others. Her first book Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France (Temple University Press, 2017) uses critical race theory to significantly advance scholarship on racism in France and Europe. Building on her award-winning dissertation, the book marshals ethnographic data, archival research and in-depth interviews with French activists and descendants of slaves to examine how commemorations of enslavement and abolition both challenge and reproduce the racial order. Her essays and op-eds can be found in popular venues like Newsweek, Vox, The Root, Everyday Feminism, Black Agenda Report, Black Perspectives and Huffington Post. Her tweets on racism and politics have been cited in pop culture and media outlets such as The Nation, Hip Hop Wired, The New Republic, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Blavity, USA Today, BET and Buzzfeed.