Associate Professor of African American Studies and English
African American Studies Department
1860 S. Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-2209
African American, Afro-European, and Afro-Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
History and Theory of Information Technologies
German Studies (modern German philosophy and literature, minority discourse in Germany)
Critical Ethnic Studies
Race and Technology
AFAM 331 African American Novel
Rutgers University, Ph.D.
Alexander G. Weheliye is associate professor of African American Studies and English at Northwestern University where he teaches black literature and culture, critical theory, social technologies, and popular culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (Duke University Press, 2005), which was awarded The Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture.
Currently, he is working on two projects. The first, Habeas Viscus: Racialization, Bare Life, and the Human, concerns the relationship between black studies, political violence, and alternate conceptions of humanity. The second, Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin, tracks the different ways in which these thinkers imagine the ‘marginal’ as central to the workings of modern civilization. His work has been published and is forthcoming in American Literary History, boundary 2, CR: The New Centennial Review, The Journal of Visual Culture, Public Culture, Social Text, and the anthologies Black Europe and the African Diaspora, The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, The Contemporary African American Novel, Afrika und die deutsche Sprache Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk, Remapping Black Germany, and re/visionen: Postkoloniale Perspektiven von People of Color auf Rassismus, Kulturpolitik und Widerstand in Deutschland.
2005 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language Association
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