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African and African-American Studies

Choate House, HB 6134

34 North Main Street

Hanover, NH 03755

(603) 646-3397


About the Banner:

The “Life of Malcolm X” murals were painted by Florian Jenkins in 1972. The eight panels depict the life and assassination of the human rights activist. The murals were sponsored by the Afro-American Society and are located in Cutter-Shabazz Hall.

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Antonio D. Tillis

Antonio D Tillis

Associate Professor and Chair, African and African American Studies


Office: 105 Choate House

Telephone: 603-646-0224

Hinman Box: 6134


B.S. Vanderbilt University

M.A. Howard University

Ph.D. University of Missouri at Columbia


Courses Taught

AAAS 80.3: Blacks in Hollywood Film

AAAS 85: Afro-Hispanic Literature in Translation

AAAS 88: U.S. Afro-Latino Literature


Areas of Expertise

Latin American, Afro-Hispanic, US Latino, African Diaspora and Comparative Literatures; Film Studies and Contemporary Theory


Selected Works

Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature (Routledge, 2012).

(Re)Considering Blackness in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian (Con)Texts: A Cultural Studies Reader (Peter Lang, 2011).

Caribbean-African Upon Awakening: Poetry by Blas Jiménez (Mango Publishing, 2010).

Manuel Zapata Olivella and the "Darkening" of Latin American Literature, (2005).

Cultural Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the Poetry of Nancy Morejón." In Antonio D. Tillis, ed., Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature. Routledge, 2012; pp. 51-69.

"Notes of a Black Male Academic Border Crosser: Globalization and the Black Male Body." The Professoriat: Negotiating a Habitable Space in the Academy. Sandra Jackson and Richard Johnson, editors. (Peter Lang, 2011); 215-227.

"Mulher, negra, caribenha, canadense e lésbica: Descobrindo e representando os seres na poesia de Dionne Brand?," in Migrações teóricas, interlocuções culturais, Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 2010.


Current Projects

“Language as a Hybridized Space for the Performance of a Black-Cultural Identity in Literature of the Americas.”

“Reflexiones miméticas: la literatura afro-latinoamericana y las realidades afro-diaspóricas.”

“Contextualizing the Dominican Republic:Discourses on Whitening, Nationalism and Anti-Haitianism.”

Book manuscript: Corporal Cartographies: Mapping the Body in US Afro-Latino Literature.

Last Updated: 3/26/12