Karen E. Fields

"I love the simple elegance with which they hammer home that race is a monstrous fiction, racism is a monstrous crime." —Junot Díaz

Karen E. Fields is Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for African and African American Research at Duke University. Her books include a translation of Emile Durkheim’s Elementary Forms of Religious Life. She is at work on Racism in the Academy: A Traveler’s Guide and Bordeaux’s Africa.