Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a scholar of anti-Black racism, public policy, radical politics and social movements. She has written three award-winning books, including Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (2019), which was a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020. In 2021, Taylor was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. Taylor is a contributing writer at The New Yorker. She is the Leon Forrest Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University.