Race & Urban
Jonathan Grant was born and raised in Jacksonville FL. I attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville and later enrolled in Oakwood University. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in theology education, I enrolled in Clark Atlanta University. While there, I wrote my thesis on race relations in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and received a master of arts degree in African American studies. I began teaching at Imhotep Academy while running an after school program for Pangaea Institute. In addition to being a full time history and math teacher, I also worked for Morehouse School of Medicine/Ben Carson Science Academy as a writing teacher. In addition to my career and academic pursuits, I am also a musician and spoken word artist. Currently, I am a doctoral student in the department of sociology at Georgia State University. My research interests include race, urban studies, internalized racism, social problems, religion, and identity.