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Brent Edwards

professor, english, Rutgers University

Professor Edwards is the author of *The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism* (Harvard University Press, 2003), which won the Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies. With Robert G. O'Meally and Farah Jasmine Griffin, he co-edited the collection *Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies* (Columbia University Press, 2004). He has published essays and articles in a wide variety of journals and magazines on topics including African American literature, Francophone literature, theories of the African diaspora, black radical intellectuals, cultural politics in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, surrealism, 20th-century poetics, and jazz. The co-editor of the journal *Social Text*, Professor Edwards also serves on the editorial boards of Transition and Callaloo. He is a Permanent Fellow at the university's Center for Cultural Analysis and sits on the supervisory board of The English Institute at Harvard University. Between 2005 and 2006, Professor Edwards was awarded a fellowship to pursue research at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library.