Mark Sanders

Professor, African and African American Studies
Director of the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience

Professor, African and African American Studies
Office
222 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone
574-631-5666
Email
msander6@nd.edu

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Areas of study

  • African and African American
  • American
  • Latinx
  • Postcolonial/Global

Education

Ph.D. Brown University
M.A. Brown University
B.A. Oberlin College

Research and teaching interests

American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, American and African American poetics, race theory, the African American novel, African American autobiography, and Afro-Latin American Literature and culture
 

Biography

Specialties: Twentieth and twenty-first-century African American and Afro-Latin American literature and culture.

A professor of English and Africana Studies, Sanders specializes in American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, American and African American poetics, race theory, the African American novel, African American autobiography, and Afro-Latin American Literature and culture. His publications include Semantics of the World: Selected Poems of Rómulo Bustos Aguirre (co-edited and co-translated with Nohora Arrieta Fernández), A Black Soldier’s Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence, Sterling A. Brown’s A Negro Looks at the South (co-edited with John Edgar Tidwell), and Afro-Modernist Aesthetics and the Poetry of Sterling A. Brown.

Sanders’s undergraduate and graduate courses on exploring issues of racial and cultural identity, citizenship, and freedom across the Western Hemisphere. Also, Sanders serves as the Director of the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience.
 

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