Associate Professor of World Cultures and Literatures
Office: Agnes Arnold Hall Room 639
Conrad James received his PhD in Latin American literature from the University of Cambridge. He has taught at the University of Durham and the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and has also held visiting positions at the University of Maryland and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr James’s research focuses on Spanish Caribbean literature and visual culture and Afro-Hispanic cultural production. He has published widely on Afro-Cuban writing of the late 20th century and has also written on contemporary Dominican fiction. In addition to scholarly articles, Dr James is author of Filial Crisis and Erotic Politics in Black Cuban Writing Daughters Sons and Lovers (Tamesis 2019). His other major publications include Writing the Afro-Hispanic: Essays on Africa and Africans in the Spanish Caribbean (2012) and The Cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean (2000). His current research involves a project on Cultural Transactions in Cuban Literature and Visual Culture and another on The Transnational Geographies of 21st Century Caribbean Narratives.