Semilore Sobande

Semilore Sobande

B.A. Comparative Literature and African & African-American Studies, Stanford University, 2019.

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I study mid-20th century to contemporary black Atlantic literature with a special focus on the Black American, the Caribbean, and the West African, and I work with Anglophone and Francophone texts. My research explores how black literary and cultural productions—specifically those of black women—create ways of knowing, of interrupting dominant/hegemonic epistemologies, and of articulating alternate realities. Looking at how these acts of articulation function as both representation and creation of the self, my work focuses on how these texts provide new possibilities for envisioning the human.

Research and Teaching Interests:

African American Studies and the Black Atlantic; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Literary and Cultural Theory; Race and Slavery; Race and Ethnicity; Transatlantic Studies; 20th-Century and Contemporary