Dr. Charles H. Long (b. 1926) is the pre-eminent scholar of African American religious history in the United States. Dr. Long has served on the faculties at the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Syracuse University and, most recently, the University of California at Santa Barbara where he is professor emeritus. A colleague and student of Mircea Eliade, Long is among the central philosophical and cultural voices in the nation, reflecting on the deep impact of colonialism on the nature of multiracial societies in the modern era. He is author of several books including, Significations, his collected essays.