Hazel Carby

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Charles C & Dorathea S Dilley Professor African American Studies & American Studies (On leave, Academic Year 2017-2018)
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Hazel V. Carby is Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization (IRGG)

Her books include Reconstructing Womanhood (OUP, 1987), Race Men (Harvard, 1998), and Cultures in Babylon(Verso, 1999).  Recent publications include: the Forward to new edition of Silencing the Past, by Michel Rolph Trouillot, Beacon, 2015; with Heather Vermeulen, Prospects of Empire: Slavery and Ecology in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain exhibition catalogue, Lewis Walpole Library, 2014; “Feminism in the World,” Arab Feminisms: A Critical Perspective, edited by Jean Said Makdisi, Noha Bayoumi and Rafif Sidawi, Beruit, Lebanon: Center for Arab Unity Studies, 2013; “Evidence of things not seen,” “The Subject of Archives,” e-misférica (Summer 2012).  She has two books in progress, Imperial Intimacies, close to completion, and Treason Workers: Violators of Tradition and Other Unreasoning Women.

In the fall semester Professor Carby will be  teaching two graduate courses, “American Scholars,” and “Imagined Futures: Species Being,Biotechnologies, and Planetary Relations In Literature, and Visual Culture.”  She also teaches courses on issues of race, gender and sexuality through the culture and literature of the Caribbean and its diaspora; through transnational and postcolonial literature and theory; and through representations of the black female body.  She will not be teaching during the spring semester of 2017.