Erik Gleibermann is an international journalist, culture and literary critic, social justice educator, memoirist, and poet.
His racial justice writing has explored such topics as Cuban hip-hop and anti-racist activism (The Atlantic) destigmatizing all-Black public schools (The Black Scholar) James Baldwin’s vision of interracial love (The Los Angeles Review of Books) and racial healing in psychotherapy (Slate). He has also written on Spanglish literature along the U.S.-Mexican border (The New York Times) New Orleans post-Katrina musical recovery (Colorlines) spiritual healing from torture (Tikkun) gay NFL football players (The Chicago Tribune) Caribbean Olympic sprinting (The Washington Post) Harlem’s cultural heritage (The London Evening Standard) and masculinity in Nigerian fiction (World Literature Today).
He is a contributing editor for World Literature Today, has received National Endowment for the Humanities and U.S. Fulbright fellowships, worked for The University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education and taught journalism for Stanford Continuing Studies and UCLA Extension. He graduated from Yale University (class of 19-back in the day) and taught for many years in San Francisco area public schools.
Erik lives in San Francisco, honors Ann Arbor, Michigan where he grew up, feels his parents’ New York blood and sustains the Jewish spirit of his Russian-Polish immigrant grandparents.