Ainsworth A. Clarke

Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English

Education

Ph.D., Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2007
M.A., Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1999
B.A., Distinction with Honors English, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1994

Research Interests

Ainsworth Clarke holds a joint appointment with the Department of African American Studies and the Department of English, and teaches courses on African American literary modernism, nineteenth and twentieth century African American intellectual history, race and the production of disciplinary knowledge, and contemporary theories of cosmopolitanism. He is currently completing, Thinking the Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois Fugitive Writing and the Challenge of Disciplinarity, a study of how the early sociological work of W.E.B. Du Bois inaugurates the problematic of disciplinary knowledge at the center of current debates in African American literary and cultural studies. Professor Clarke received a B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University.
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Contact Info

Office: 1205 UH
Phone: (312) 996-4789
Fax: (312) 996-5799
Email: ac57@uic.edu
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