20 Jun 2016
Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman is Associate Professor of English, African and Afro-American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. A two-time winner of the Darwin T. Turner Award for Best Essay of the Year in African American Review, she has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Mellon Foundation, the W.E.B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and the JFK Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has published Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race (2012), is currently editing a volume on transatlantic African American literature and culture for the series African American Literature in Transition, 1750-2015, and her current project carries the provisional title Millennial Style: The Politics of Experiment in Contemporary African Diasporic Culture.
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