Louis Chude-Sokei

Professor Of English, George And Joyce Wein Chair In African American Studies, Director Of The African American Studies Program

Louis Chude-Sokei
  • Title 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
  • Phone 617-358-1420
  • 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.

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