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John E. Drabinski is Charles Hamilton Houston 1915 Professor of Black Studies in the Department of Black Studies at Amherst College. In addition to authoring four books, most recently Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other (Edinburgh, 2012) and Abyssal Beginnings: Glissant, Philosophy, and the Middle Passage (Minnesota, forthcoming 2018), he has written over three dozen articles on French philosophy and Africana theory and has edited book and journal issues on Fanon, Godard, Levinas, Glissant, and the question of political reconciliation. He is currently finalizing a translation and critical introduction to Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Raphael Confiant’s Éloge de la créolité, and is working on a co-authored (w/Grant Farred) book on the philosophical character James Baldwin’s non-fiction entitled The Negro and the Dialectic.

I regularly upload syllabi, drafts of conference papers, and essays intended for publication to my academia.edu page. A longer narrative of my interests and intellectual development is under the Research tab above.

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