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Assistant Professor in English
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
I am interested in thinking about how literary works from Africa and the Caribbean challenge us to think critically and creatively about the idea of the law, of international community, and of global justice. I am intrigued by a question posed by Bruce Robbins â€“ What if we were to think of international law as one of many "internationalisms," all incomplete and imperfect? â€“ and want to think about what it would mean to examine the "internationalism" of international law, particularly human rights law, alongside black internationalist movements of the mid- and late twentieth century. Aimé Césaire, C.L.R. James and Ngugi wa Thiong'o are three authors who have thus far been central to how I think about these issues.