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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
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Greg Thomas
Associate Professor


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


  • 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.