Derik Smith

Assistant Professor
Department of English
 

Derik SmithHumanities 369
(518) 442-4074
dsmith2@albany.edu
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Ph.D. Northwestern University
M.A. XX
B.A. University of Michigan

 

Research areas: Critical Race Studies in a transnational and global context, African American poetry, American popular culture, and relations between esthetic movements and radical Black politics in America

Professor Smith works in Critical Race Studies in a transnational and global context, African American poetry, American popular culture, and relations between esthetic movements and radical Black politics in America. Originally from the Caribbean, and having completed his BA in English Literature at the University of Michigan before moving to Northwestern, he has also taught in Dubai (UAE) and Oman, before moving to the Department of English. He has also taught in the Bard Prison Initiative. He is currently completing Love’s Lonely Offices, a book on Robert Hayden and the Black Arts Movement.