Jack Shuler is an author, independent journalist, and essayist. He’s the editor of Between Coasts and is associate professor of English at Denison University where he teaches American literature, Black Studies, and the Journalism program. With colleague Michael Croley he organizes and hosts the Between Coasts Forum at Denison University. Shuler holds a Ph.D. in English (Graduate Center – CUNY) and an MFA in Poetry (Brooklyn College). He is the author of Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights (Mississippi University Press, 2009), Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town (University of South Carolina Press, 2012), The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose (PublicAffairs, 2014), This is Ohio: The Overdose Crisis and the Struggle for a New America (Counterpoint, 2020), and with Michael Croley, Midland: Reports from Flyover County (Simon and Schuster/Tiller, 2020).