Postcolonial, Race, Diaspora and Ethnic Studies
As teachers and scholars working in postcolonial studies, critical race studies, American multi-ethnic studies and minority literatures, we study the way that literary and cultural production is shaped by—and in turn shapes—discourses and practices around empire, anti-colonialism, indigeneity, diaspora, race and ethnicity. Our research and teaching follow multiple inquiries, including minority literature and human rights; histories and practices of anti-colonialism; Black poetics and environmental literature, Chicanx and Latinx literatures and movements; women of color feminism; decolonization and the Cold War; and more.
Our long-running Postcolonial, Race and Diaspora Studies Colloquium brings together faculty and graduate students across the New York City area for intellectual exchange in these fields. The colloquium strives to provide a forum for interested students from across English, Social and Cultural Analysis, Comparative Literature, French and other departments to present their work, interact with a range of peers and scholars, and foster conversations.