Alexander G Weheliye Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Weinberg Social Sciences, African American Studies

Alexander G Weheliye

Office phone

847/491-4863

Email

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Statement

African American and Afro-Diasporic Literatures and Cultures; Critical Theory; Popular Culture; History and Theory of Information Technologies; German Studies (modern German philosophy and literature, minority discourse in Germany); Post-Colonial Studies.

Education

1999

Ph.D., Department of English, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

1995

MA, with special concentration on African American Literature and Culture, Department of English, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

1992

BA, American Studies, John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies, Free University Berlin

Employment, Positions & Ongoing Activities

2006 -

Associate Professor of African American Studies and English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2009 - 2012

Director: Program in Critical Theory, Northwestern University

2007 - 2008

Director of Graduate Studies and Vice Chair, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2000 - 2006

Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1999 - 2000

Assistant Professor of English, The State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

1993 - 1999

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Awards and Honors

2007

Northwestern University Faculty Research Grant

2006

Faculty affiliate, The Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities Northwestern University, 2006-2007

2006

Winner of the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize, for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture for Phonographies

2004

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Fund Research Grant, Northwestern University

2001

The Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities Junior Faculty Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2001-2002

1997

Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture Graduate Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1997-1998

1995

Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, Rutgers University, 1995-1996

1995

Marcus E. Bewley Prize, for best paper written during coursework in the English Graduate Program at Rutgers University

1992

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowship for American Studies, 1992-1993

Publications

2014 Alexander G Weheliye
  Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and the Human
  Duke University Press; 2014.
 
2013 Alexander G Weheliye
  Post-Integration Blues: Black Geeks and Afro-Diasporic Humanism
  Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon. King L, Moody-Turner S, editors. Indiana University Press; 2013.
 
2012 Alexander G Weheliye
  Foreword
  Little Book of Big Visions: How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World. Micossé-Aikins S, Otoo SD, editors. Edition Assemblage; 2012.

Memberships

 

The American Comparative Literature Association

 

The American Studies Association

 

The Modern Language Association

 

The Society for Literature and Science

Editorial Boards/Editorship

2014 -

Editor, The Black Scholar. Special Issue: The Boundaries of Black Studies

2012 -

Member, editorial board, The Black Scholar

2006

Editor and coordinator of Dossier, HipHop: Zwischen Mainstream und Jugendprotest on the Website: Heinrich Böll Stiftung: Migration - Integration – Diversity, link

Engagement

2012 -

Co-Chair, journal committee, Critical Ethnic Studies Association

2009 -

Member, board of readers Issues in Critical Investigation, Vanderbilt University

2004 -

Faculty affiliate, Screen Cultures Program, Northwestern University

2002 -

Member, Program committee for critical theory, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

2013

Chair, John Hope Franklin Prize committee, American Studies Association

2012 - 2014

Member, William Sanders Scarborough Prize Selection Committee, The Modern Language Association

2012

Member, Fulbright fellowship interview panel, Northwestern University

2011 - 2013

Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University

2011 - 2013

Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2011 - 2013

Member, Graduate Program Committee, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University

2010 - 2012

Co-Chair, working committee, Critical Ethnic Studies Association

2010 - 2011

Member, Undergraduate program committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2009 - 2011

Member, Undergraduate program committee, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University

2009 - 2010

Member, Graduate admissions committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2007 - 2008

Vice-Chair and Director, Graduate Studies, Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University

2006 - 2008

Member, Undergraduate program committee, African American Studies Department, Northwestern University

2006 - 2007

Chair, Postdoctoral Fellowship committee, Department of African American Studies. Northwestern University

2006 - 2007

Member, Graduate program committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2006 - 2007

Member, Steering committee, The German Interdisciplinary Group

2005 - 2006

Member, Graduate admissions committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2005

Member, Northwestern University Minority Fellowship (NUMF) Selection Committee, Northwestern University

2004 - 2005

Member, Graduate program committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2003

Examiner, Four second-year qualifying exams in American literature, Department of English, Northwestern University

2002 - 2005

Freshman Adviser, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University

2002 - 2003

Member, Graduate program committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

2001 - 2004

Faculty affiliate, Center for Law, Culture and Social Thought, Northwestern University

2000 - 2005

Founder and organizer, Northwestern Theory Reading Group, Northwestern University

2000 - 2001

Member, Undergraduate program committee, Department of English, Northwestern University

Languages

 

Experience in Arabic, Italian, Somali, and Spanish

 

Fluent in English and German

 

Proficient in French