Professor of English, George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, Director of the African American Studies Program
Office: 138 Mountfort Street, Room 202
Education: B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D. English, University of California, Los Angeles
Louis Chude-Sokei is a writer and scholar whose work ranges widely in and around the literary, political and cultural phenomena of the African Diaspora. Scholarly work includes the award winning, The Last Darky: Bert Williams, Black on Black Minstrelsy and the African Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2006), The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2016) and the forthcoming, Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber and Other Essays (Wesleyan University Press). Also imminent is a memoir with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that traces his intellectual development across multiple nations and distinct Black cultures. Chude-Sokei is the Editor in Chief of The Black Scholar, one of the oldest journals of Black Studies, which was this year ranked by Princeton Journal reviews as the #1 journal of Black Studies in the United States.