Director of Programs, Proteus Fund
Andrew Grant-Thomas is the Director of Programs at the Proteus Fund, a national foundation committed to advancing justice through democracy, human rights and peace. At Proteus, Andrew works on issues that include race and redistricting; money in politics; civil liberties, human rights, and national security policy; death penalty abolition; and social equity in philanthropy.
Andrew was previously the Deputy Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, where he oversaw much of the Institute’s US-based and global justice programming, directed its biannual Transforming Race conference, and served as Editor-in-Chief of its journal, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts. Andrew came to Kirwan Institute from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, where he oversaw preparations for the 2003 Color Lines Conference and managed a range of policy-oriented racial justice projects. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Literature from Yale University, his Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.