Thinking Fanon: Fifty Years Later

A lecture with Nigel Gibson, Director of the Honors Program at Emerson College and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Development Studies at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

African Studies Workshop (ASW) hosted a discussion with Nigel Gibson.

Nigel C. Gibson was appointed director of the Honors Program in 2003. He was previously the assistant director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University where he received an MA (1989), MPhil (1992), and PhD in political science (1996) as well as an MA in English and Comparative Literature (1993). At Emerson, Dr. Gibson teaches courses in postcolonial studies, African/a studies, and globalization. He is recognized as a leading authority on Frantz Fanon and is the author of Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination, which won the 2009 Caribbean Philosophy Association award; the editor of Rethinking Fanon (1999); and Living Fanon (2011). Dr. Gibson has edited two books on South Africa politics, Challenging Hegemony (2006) and Biko Lives (with Amanda Alexander and Andile Mngxitama, 2008) and is the author of Fanonian Practices in South Africa (2011). He has also edited volumes on African Studies (Contested Terrains, with George Bond, 2002) and on Adorno (A Critical Reader with Andrew Rubin, 2002) and is currently the editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies.

Organized by the African Studies Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Social Theory Workshop, and the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop.

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