John Stauffer

Professor of English, African and African American Studies, Harvard

John Stauffer is Professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 60 articles, including "GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln" (2008), which won the Iowa Author Award; and "The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race" (2002), which won the Frederick Douglass Prize and Avery Craven Award.

His essays and reviews have appeared in Time, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Republic and Raritan.

His new book, co-authored with Benjamin Soskis, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song that Marches On," will be published in June 2013. His website is