Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Selamawit D. Terrefe

Assistant Professor - English

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2017
  • M.A., University of California, Irvine, 2010
  • M.A., New York University, 2006
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
Academic Experience
  • University of Bremen, Germany, 2016 – 2018

Research & Teaching Specializations: African Diasporic Literature and Visual Culture, Critical Theory

  • Impulse Grant, University of Bremen, 2017
  • University of Bremen, Germany, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Department of English-Speaking Cultures in the field of American/Black Atlantic Studies, 2016 – 2020
  • UC Chancellor’s Fellowship in English, 2013
  • Hayman Dissertation Fellowship, 2013
  • Amharic
  • German
  • Spanish
Selected Publications
  • 2018. “Speaking the Hieroglyph: Black Women and Mimetic Thaumaturgy.” Theory and Event, special issue “Afropessimism and Black Feminism,” Ed. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, 21(1).
  • 2016. “Black Women Writers in the United States.” Oxford Bibliographies in African American Studies, Ed. Gene Jarrett, Oxford University Press.
  • 2016. “What Exceeds the Hold?: An Interview with Christina Sharpe.” Rhizomes 29, special issue ‘€œBlack Holes: Afro-Pessimism, Blackness and the Discourses of Modernity,‘€ Ed. Dalton Anthony Jones.
  • 2012. “Phantasmagoria: or, The World is a Haunted Plantation.” The Feminist Wire: n. pag. Web.10

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