Adam Green is a long-time collaborator of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. He appeared in the documentary about Sargent Shriver, American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver, and contributed to the planning and proposal of the Sargent Shriver Fellows Program at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Adam is currently leading the efforts to edit and annotate the forthcoming memoir by Sargent Shriver, We Called It a War. The memoir outlines Sargent Shriver’s efforts to lead the War on Poverty.
Adam’s academic home is the University of Chicago, where he is Associate Professor in the departments of History and of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity. His field specialties include modern US history; African American history; urban history; comparative racial politics; and cultural economy. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; a Faculty Board Member at the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture; and a Senior Fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the College.
Adam is the author of Selling the Race: Culture, Community and Black Chicago, 1940-1955 and co-editor of Time Longer Than Rope: A Century of African American Activism. He has lectured on campuses and at community venues, appeared in multiple film documentaries, and on WTTW (PBS) Chicago, WBEZ Chicago (radio), Al-Jazeera, BBC (radio) and C-SPAN. He has been involved in community-based initiatives in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles related to police accountability and educational justice.
Adam is also currently involved in a Columbia University project to create the official oral history of the Obama presidency.