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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 316, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2530
Email Professor
Greg Thomas
Associate Professor

Education

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
Ph.D. Rhetoric, December 1999

State University of New York, Binghamton (Binghamton, NY)
M.A. Philosophy, May 1993

Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA)
B.A. Philosophy & French, May 1991

Research Interests

  • American Literatures in English
  • African, African-American & African Diaspora Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Body Politics / Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Philosophy and Critical Theory

Publication Highlights

Books

  • The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power: Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire (Indiana University Press, 2007).
  • Hip-Hop Revolution in the Flesh: Power, Knowledge & Pleasure in Lil' Kim's Lyricism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
  • Word Hustle: Critical Essays and Reflections on the Work of Donald Goines. Co-Edited with L.H. Stallings (Black Classic Press, 2011).

Articles & Book Chapters
Journal Articles

  • "Hyenas in the Enchanted Brothel: 'The Naked Truth' in Djibril Diop Mambéty." Black Camera, An International Film Journal 2:2 (Spring 2011): 8-25. Special Issue: "Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema and Video."
  • "Haile Gerima's Pan-African Message to the Grassroots: Harvest 3000 Years." African Literature Today 28. Special Issue: "Film in African Literature" (Fall 2010): 55-72.
  • "The Erotics of 'Under/Development' in Walter Rodney: On Sexual or Body Politics and Political Economy.'" The C.L.R. James Journal 16:1 (Spring 2010): 149-67.
  • "Fire and Damnation: Hip-Hop ('Youth Culture') and 1956 in Focus." Présence Africaine No. 175-177; Volume II. Special Issue: "50th Anniversary of the 1st International Congress of Black Writers and Artists" (1st Semester, 2008): 300-312.