Associate Professor of English
African Studies Program Director
Joined Connecticut College: 2005
Ph.D., Duke University, 2008
Courtney Baker teaches courses in visual culture, critical theory, film, and African-American literature.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University and her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Harvard University.
Her book, "Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African-American Suffering and Death," is forthcoming from the New Black Studies series at University of Illinois Press. The project examines how looking at suffering African-American bodies has shaped the modern discourse on black humanity and justice.
Her other research projects involve race and documentary film, the novels of Toni Morrison, and W. E. B. DuBois's application of German Romantic aesthetic philosophy to African-American life and letters.
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