Craig Werner

Craig Werner is a cultural historian and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, co-authored with Doug Bradley, was named Rolling Stone’s Best Music Book of 2015 and a Choice “Best Academic Book” for 2016. A long-time member of the Nominating Committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has published numerous books including A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race and the Soul of America; Higher Ground: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and the Rise & Fall of American Soul and others.