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Wahneema H. Lubiano, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

Wahneema H. Lubiano
Contact Info:
Office Location:  243G Friedl Building, 124 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2830
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2023):

    Friedl Bdg 126, M 10:20 AM-12:50 PM
    (also cross-listed as ENGLISH 379S.01, LIT 382S.01)
    Friedl Bdg 126, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as LIT 343.01, RIGHTS 345.01)

Ph.D.Stanford University1987
M.A.Stanford University1987
B.A.Howard University1979

African-American Literature
Cultural Studies
Research Interests: Race Studies and Critical Theory

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature (Ph.D., Stanford, 1987). Before coming to Duke she taught at Princeton, the University of Texas at Austin, and Williams College. Her essays and articles have been published in Social Text, Cultural Critique, boundary 2, American Literary History, Callaloo, New Engladn Quarterly, among other publications. She is author of the forthcoming books Messing With the Machine: Politics, Form and African-American Fiction and Like Being Mugged by a Metaphor: "Deep Cover" and Other "Black" Fictions, and editor of The House That Race Built: Black Americans, U.S. Terrain (1996). Her current research interests include African-American literature, African-American popular culture and film, womens' studies, black intellectual history, and nationalism.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Abbie Langston  
  • Jenn Williamson  
  • Ali Neff  
  • Serena Sebring  
  • Raphael Ginsburg  
  • Lisa Klarr  
  • Alvaro Reyes  
  • Karen Francis-McWhite  
  • Sara Appel  
  • Beatriz Llenin-Figueroa  
  • Serena Sebring  
  • Alisha Peay  
  • Maleda Belilgne  
  • Aisha Gaines  
  • Stephane Robolin  
  • Mendi Lewis  
  • Rebecca Wanzo  
  • Greg Hampton  
  • David Freeman  
  • Jene Lee  
  • Evie Shockley  
  • Candace Jenkins  
  • Eric Owens  
  • Michelle Koerner  
  • Kara Keeling  
  • Michael Innis  
  • Amy Frykholm  
  • Meg Sweeney  
  • Alexis Gumbs  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lubiano, W, ‘Stuart Hall’ (Wahneema Lubiano Comments, Stuart Hall Event, 17 March 2014), Cultural Studies, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2015), pp. 12-16, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  2. Lubiano, W, "But compared to what?" Reading realism, representation, and essentialism in School Daze, do the right thing, and the spike lee discourse, in Representing Black Men (January, 2014), pp. 173-204, ISBN 9781315865942
  3. Lubiano, W, Affect and rearticulating the racial "un-sayables", Cultural Anthropology, vol. 28 no. 3 (August, 2013), pp. 540-543, WILEY [pdf], [doi]
  4. Hardt, M; Lubiano, W, Obama and the Left at Midterm, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 110 no. 1 (2011), pp. 233-234, Duke University Press [doi]
  5. W. Lubiano with Jeremy Dean, "Black Studies, Multiculturalism, and Airport Bookshops: An Interview with Wahneema Lubiano", e3w Review of Books, vol. 8 (Spring, 2008), pp. 56-59, University of Texas, Austin

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