Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion at Rice University. He is the founding director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning also at Rice University. In addition, he is Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies – a Washington, DC-based think tank.
Pinn’s research interests include religion and culture; humanism; and hip hop culture. He received his BA from Columbia University, Master of Divinity and PhD in the study of religion from Harvard University.
He is the author/editor of over 35 books, including When Colorblindness Isn’t the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race (2017), Humanism: Essays in Race, Religion, and Cultural Production (2015), Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist (2014), African American Humanist Principles (2004), By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism (2001), and the novel, The New Disciples (2015).