Participants

Stéphane Robolin

Bio: Stéphane Robolin is Associate Professor of English and the former director of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His research interests include African literature, African American literature, African diaspora studies, postcolonial literature and theory, and spatial theory. He is the author of Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing (2015), which was awarded the African Literature Association’s 2017 First Book Award in Scholarship. He has published essays in Research in African Literatures, Modern Fiction Studies, Safundi, Literature Compass, and the anthology Global Circuits of Blackness. Robolin is currently working on a study that examines the underground movement of banned books in apartheid South Africa entitled “Subterranean Circulations.”