Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of Faculty Excellence
Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Africana Studies is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence. She is a scholar of African American literature and visual culture, with a particular focus on global black studies and diasporic cultural movements. Professor Crawford is the author of Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Black Aesthetics (2017), which won the 2019 James A. Porter Book Award; Dilution Anxiety and the Black Phallus (2008); and the co-edited volumes New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement (2006) and Global Black Consciousness (2019). What is African American Literature? is forthcoming (a reconsideration of the role of textual production, diasporic tensions, and affect in the shaping of the “idea” of African American literature).