Jack Shuler

Jack Shuler

Associate Professor
Chair of the concentration in Narrative Journalism
Position Type
- Present

Jack Shuler is associate professor of English at Denison University where he teaches American literature, Black Studies, and chairs the concentration in Narrative Journalism.

He holds a Ph.D. in English (Graduate Center – CUNY) and an MFA in Poetry (Brooklyn College).

He is the author of Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights (Mississippi University Press, 2009), Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town (University of South Carolina Press, 2012), and The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose (PublicAffairs, 2014).

Shuler’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Los Angeles Times, Truthout, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Journal of Southern History, Columbia Journal of American Studies, Hanging Loose, and Failbetter, among others.

Before teaching at Denison, Shuler taught at Brooklyn College and worked as a project and development director for the Brooklyn College Community Partnership, an organization working to expose youth in under-served communities to the college experience.

B.A., Guilford College; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York



The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose. Public Affairs Books/Perseus, 2014. 

Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town. University of South Carolina Press, 2012.