Lecturer, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University
Ed Morales is an author and journalist who has written for The Nation, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, and City Limits, among many others. He is a former Village Voice staff writer and Newsday columnist and the author of Living in Spanglish (St. Martins) and The Latin Beat (Da Capo Press), as well as the upcoming Raza Matters (Verso Press). He is currently a lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, and hosts a show on WBAI-FM, 99.5 Pacifica Radio.
Morales was a touring member of Nuyorican Poets Café Live in the 1990s, appearing in several cities in the US and Europe and his poetry and short fiction has been published in anthologies on WW Norton and Harper Collins. He produced and co-directed Whose Barrio? (2009) a documentary about the gentrification of East Harlem, which showed at several film festivals. The film was inspired by “Spanish Harlem on His Mind,” an essay published in 2003 in The New York Times and in the anthology New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times (NYU Press).