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Marquis Bey Joins Department as Assistant Professor

May 1, 2019


The department would like to extend a warm welcome to Marquis Bey, who will be joining our faculty this fall as an assistant professor.

Dr. Bey earned his PhD from Cornell University in English and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. His work rests broadly in the fields of Black Feminist Theorizing, Transgender Studies, Critical Theory and contemporary African American Literature. More specifically, he is concerned with questions of Blackness recalibrated through fugitivity, and how such a fugitive Blackness inflects itself through, and is inflected by, radical Black feminism and trans theorizing. He has published peer-reviewed articles in The Black Scholar, CR: the New Centennial Review, TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly and Social Text, among other venues. He recently published a collection of creative nonfiction and personal essays with University of Arizona Press, titled Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism.

This year he will be offering courses in Black political and social life, as well as Black vernacular as a theoretical praxis. He has other pedagogical interests in Black queer studies, Black feminist theory, the genre of the essay, and histories of radical politics.

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