Michelle M. Wright Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literary Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Black European Studies
African American Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Comparative Literary Studies
Black Feminist Theory
AF_AM_ST 211/ Literatures of the Black World/COMP LIT 201 Reading World Literature
AF_AM_ST 261 Queer Literatures in the African Diaspora
AF_AM_ST/CRD (Course # TBA) Introduction to Comparative Race and Diaspora Studies
B.A in Comparative Literature from Oberlin College in 1992
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan in 1997
Feeling Europe: Black Affect in the Heart of Empire (manuscript in progress)
Books/Anthologies (most recent):
Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology. University of Minnesota Press, January 2015.
Blackness and Sexualities. Edited volume for FORECAAST (Forum for European Contributions in African American Studies). Edited by Michelle M Wright and Antje Schuhmann. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2007.
Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
Journal articles (recent):
"Forces to be Reckoned With: The Physics of Black Art" ArtForum International, Summer 2015 (https://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201506&id=52255)
“Can I Call You Black? The Limits of authentic heteronormativity in African Diasporic discourse”. Invited submission for African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, special issue on Women and the African Diaspora, edited by Sandra Jackson. DOI: 10.1080/17528631.2012.739910 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17528631.2012.739910 (published December 2012).
“Black in Time: Exploring New Ontologies, New Dimensions, New Epistemologies of the African Diaspora.” Invited submission. Transforming Anthropology. Volume 18, Number 1, April 2010, pp. 70-73(4).
Chapters in Books (recent):
“Theorizing the African Diaspora” invited submission for The Oxford Handbook of the History of the African Diaspora, edited by James Miller. London and New York: Oxford UP. Under contract, expected publication date: Spring 2015.
“Black Spacetimes and the Unbroken Chain of Being: Gender, Sexuality and Time Travel in the Postwar Black Diaspora”. Handbook of Feminist Theory, edited by Clare Hemmings (LSE), Gender Institute of London School of Economics/SAGE Publications. Under contract, expected publication date: Fall 2014.
“Middle Passage Blackness and Its Diasporic Discontents: The Case for a Postwar Epistemology”, invited submission for Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century, edited by Eve Rosenhaft & Robbie Aitken, University of Liverpool Press, 2013.
Works in Progress:
Postwar Blackness (manuscript in progress)