Professor Reverend Keith Magee

Chair and Professor of Practice in Social Justice

Professor Reverend Keith Magee is Chair and Professor of Practice in Social Justice at Newcastle University and Senior Fellow in Culture and Politics at UCL Culture and Centre on U.S. Politics. A public intellectual, theologian, and social justice scholar, Reverend Magee served as the founding director of the National Public Housing Museum in Chicago and was senior director of the Museum of African American History in Boston. He has expertise as a bipartisan faith, race and policy advisor with U.S. presidents, governors and congressional members. His eclectic studies have taken him through the halls of Ohio University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Divinity School, and Grace International College.   

Currently, he serves as Co-Chair of the Endowment Committee of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Co-Chair of Black Britain and Beyond, and Trustee of Facing History and Ourselves. In 2021 the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan appointed him to the Commission on Diversity in the Public Realm. Reverend Magee is a CNN and BBC contributor and the author of Prophetic Justice: Race, Religion and Politics (2021).