Robert E. Randolph Jr. is a lifelong student and advocate of African American culture and history. He earned two B.A. degrees in Political Science and African American Studies from the UNC Greensboro and a M.A. in English and African American Literature from North Carolina A&T State University. His current research interests include the 20 th and 21 st Century African American literature and culture, especially the emerging “Post-Soul” writer; Black social class stratification; and Performance Studies, with particular interest in black male performativity.