James Jackson (he/him) is a Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life-course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, and coping and health among blacks in the Diaspora. He is a former Director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and a former National President of the Association of Black Psychologists, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, the W.E.B. Dubois Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.