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Robert Reid-Pharr
Position: Professor, Graduate School. English.
Phone: 212-817-8326
Room Number: 7114
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Yale University.
Research Interests: Race, gender, sexuality, and American culture; 19th- and 20th-century literature; African-American literature and poetics; film studies.
Specialization: African American Literature and Literary Theory|Early American Literature|Literature after 1945|Nineteenth-Century US Literature|Postcolonial, Transnational, and Global Literature and Theory|Twenty-first-Century and Contemporary Literature

Selected Publications:


  • Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

  • Black Gay Man. New York University, Press 2001.

  • Conjugal Union: The Body, the House and the Black American Oxford University Press, 1999..

Journal Articles/Book Chapters:

  • “The Stranger’s Work.”  Small Axe 13.1 (2009), pp. 90 - 97.

  • “Black Sexuality Studies.” in Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer, eds., Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience: Ideology, Identity, and Assumptions.  East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007, pp. 179 - 205.

  • “The Slave Narrative and Early Black American Literature.” in Audrey Fisch, ed., Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 137 - 149.

  • “Black Girl Lost.” in Annette Dixon, ed., Kara Walker: Pictures From Another Time. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2002, pp. 27 - 41.

  • “Extending Queer Theory to Race and Ethnicity.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 48.49 (August 2002), p. B7.