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Matthew Milbourne

Matthew James Milbourne is a second-year Ph.D student in English at Vanderbilt University in 2022-2023. His research pursues an engagement with African American literature, literary and critical theory, and the textual and cultural engendering of racialized bodies. Matthew is invested in exploring the condition of possibility, context of emergence, and (re)signifying potential of a poetics/politics that not only articulates a critique of racialization and coloniality but in doing so also harbours new forms of subterranean imaginaries. 

Fields of Interest

  • 19th, 20th & 21st century African American Literature

  • Literary & Critical Theory

  • Affect, Black Feminist Theory & Paraontology

  • Black Studies