Hubert Cook

Hubert Cook

Assistant Professor of English

Joined Connecticut College: 2018

B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Black studies

African American and Caribbean literature and culture

Black sentience

Narrative theory

Affect studies

Gender studies

Hubert Cook's research focuses on affect, emotion, and performativity in late nineteenth and early twentieth century African American and Caribbean literature. 

Cook is completing his book project, "Empathy’s Dark Labor: Feeling, Fact, and the Black Subject in Late Nineteenth Century Black Narrative."

He has participated in Cornell’s School of Criticism and Theory, and he has presented at Dartmouth’s Futures of American Studies Institute. His work has been supported by the Mellon Mays Foundation and the Provost's Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining the academy, he worked in college admissions and supported underrepresented students in international and intercultural student life programs. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University.

Courses taught

Writing Empathy, Writing Black Life
New World Black Masculinities
Fugitive James Baldwin

Contact Hubert Cook

Mailing Address

Hubert Cook
Connecticut College
Box #ENGLISH/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320