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Grant Farred, Associate Professor, Literature

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PhDPrinceton University1997
MAColumbia University1990
BA (cum laude)University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa1988

Critical Theory
Research Interests: South Africa, Cultural Studies, and Postcolonial Theory

Received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1997. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Williams College. He is the author of Midfielder's Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa (Westview Press, 1999) and What's My Name? Organic and Vernacular Intellectuals (forthcoming from U. of Minnesota Press). He is the editor of Rethinking C.L.R James (Basil Blackwell Publishers, 1966). Currently, he is researching a book on contemporary South Asian women's diasporic fiction tentatively entitled, Good Girls, Bad Girls.


Africa • South Africa • Literature • South Asia • Women

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. G. Farred, Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest, in 2008 (2008), University of Minnesota Press
  2. G. Farred, Socratic Solitude: The Scouser Two-as-One, in Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport, edited by Ben Carrington and Ian MacDonald (Accepted, 2007), Routledge
  3. G. Farred, America's Africa: Barack Obama and the Aporia of Race, Safundi (Accepted, 2007)
  4. G. Farred, A Politics of Doubt, Werkwinkel (The Netherlands) (Accepted, 2007)
  5. G. Farred, Out of Context: Thinking Cultural Studies Diasporically, Cultural Studies Review (Australia) (Accepted, 2007)