Alex Zamalin

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Director of the African American Studies Program

Alex Zamalin
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 236
Phone: 313-993-1425
Alex Zamalin
Areas of Expertise:
African American Political Thought
American Politics
Political Theory
African American History
History of Political Ideas


  • Ph.D., City University of New York
  • M.Phi, City University of New York
  • B.A., Rutgers College


Director of the African American Studies Program and Assistant Professor, Political Science.  His areas of expertise include African American political thought, American politics and political theory. He is the author of "African American Political Thought and American Culture: The Nation’s Struggle for Racial Justice" (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), "Struggle on Their Minds: The Political Thought of African American Resistance" (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017), "Antiracism: An Introduction" (New York University Press, 2019) and "Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism" (Columbia University Press, 2019). In addition, he is the co-editor of "American Political Thought: An Alternative View" (New York: Routledge, 2017). His work on race, political theory and social justice has appeared in New Political Science and Women’s Studies Quarterly. His newest book, tentatively entitled "Against Civility: The Hidden Racism in Our Obsession with Civility," from Beacon Press, was published on Feb 2. 2021. He joined the University in 2015.