Caleb Gayle is an award-winning journalist who writes about race and identity and Professor of Practice at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Caleb also is a Senior Fellow at the Burnes Family Center for Global Impact and its partner project The GovLab. He is the author of the forthcoming book, We Refuse to Forget (Debuts June 7, 2022) from Riverhead Books, which offers a narrative account of how many Black Native Americans were divided and marginalized by white supremacy in America. His writing has been recognized by the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship, the Baldwin Oral History Fellowship at the Emerson Collective, the New America Fellowship, among others. Caleb’s writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Three Penny Review, Guernica, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Root, and more. Caleb’s writing has been anthologized as a Notable Essay in the 2019 Best American Essays. He has also worked as a writer for the Guardian and a Fellow at Demos, a think tank based in New York and DC.
Caleb completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma as a Truman Scholar. He also completed his graduate studies at the University of Oxford and has an MBA and a master’s in public policy, both Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School respectively where he attended as a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. In addition to writing, Caleb serves as a Venture Partner at Atento Capital, has served as a Lecturer at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York, and is a Visiting Scholar at the Arthur Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. Caleb has also spent time at Boston Consulting Group, the George Kaiser Family Foundation as a program officer, and as an adviser for international development work for CREA and Mujeres Moviendo Mexico.
Caleb lives in the West End with his wife, Dr. Ramone Williams–a faculty member at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Dermatology and Mohs and Cosmetics Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital–and mini-goldendoodle, Asher.