Courtney Baker

Contact Courtney Baker
Mailbox: 5274
Office: 320 Blaustein Humanities
Phone: (860) 439-5072
Fax: (860) 439-2608

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English

Associate Professor of English

Joined Connecticut College: 2005

B.A., Harvard University
Ph.D., Duke University, 2008

• African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory

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.

View the English department website.

Majoring in English.