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Dwight A. McBride

Dwight A. McBride

Dean of The Graduate School & Associate Provost
Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English, & Performance Studies

Address:
African American Studies Department
5-142 Crowe
1860 S. Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-2209

Phone: 847-491-5122

Fax: 847-491-4803

Email: dwight-mcbride@northwestern.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
Black Queer Studies
Intersections of Race, Gender & Sexuality
Race Theory
James Baldwin
Toni Morrison
Literature & Culture of Slavery and Abolition (Britain, France, US)
African American Literature & Culture
The Enlightenment & British Romanticism
Phillis Wheatley

Courses:
AFAM 480 Black Literary Criticism and Theory

Degree:
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Current Research:
"Critical Terms for African American Studies"
“Poetics, Politics, and Phillis Wheatley”
“White Lies in the Republic: Race, Sexuality, and Politics”

Recent Awards:
2011 Alexander Lecturer, University of Toronto
Marta Sutton WeeksFellow.In Residence at the Stanford Humanities Center, Palo Alto, CA. (2007-08) [Declined]

Nominee.2006 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Non-Fiction.For Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality (Summer 2006)

Finalist.  2006 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies.  For Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality (Winter 2006)

Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Runner-Up 2005 Best Special Issue Award. For "100 years of The Souls of Black Folk: A Celebration of W. E. B. DuBois," a special issue of Public Culture

2003-04 Faculty/Administrator Honor Roll.  Presented by the Northwestern University Associated Student Government

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) 2004 Passing-the-Torch Award.Recognizes significant work by an emerging scholar in the field of LGTBQ Studies

2004 Sidney Kaplan Memorial Lecturer.University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of English

Jean Gimbel Lane Professor in the Humanities.Northwestern University Humanities Center.  (Appointment for Fall Term 2003)

Lambda Literary Award for Best Fiction Anthology.  For Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-Sexual African American Fiction (Spring 2003)

Monette/Horowitz Trust 2002 Achievement Award.  For independent research that combats homophobia.  (Spring 2003)

Nominee.  Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award.  For Impossible Witnesses:  Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony (Summer 2002)

NYU Press Author of the Month.  For Impossible Witnesses:  Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony.  (February 2002)

Special Citation.  MLA Crompton-Noll Award Committee.For producing and promoting Black Queer Literary and Cultural Studies (2000)

Recent Publications:

Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays On Race and SexualityWhy I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch: Essays On Race and Sexuality (Sexual Cultures Series) by Dwight A. McBride (Paperback - Feb 1, 2005)

Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American FictionBlack Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction by Devon W. Carbado, Dwight McBride, Don Weise, and Evelyn C. White

Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave TestimonyImpossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony by Dwight A. McBride (Paperback - Feb 1, 2002)

A Melvin Dixon Critical ReaderA Melvin Dixon Critical Reader by Justin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride (Paperback - Jul 12, 2010)

James Baldwin NowJames Baldwin Now by Dwight McBride (Paperback - Aug 1, 1999)

Upcoming Events


Friday, May 162:00 PM
In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton

Saturday, May 179:00 AM
In Search of the Black Fantastic: A Critical Engagement on the Work and Life of Richard Iton

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