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Dr Marzia Milazzo


Marzia Milazzo 

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow 

M.A., English and Spanish (University of Freiburg)

Ph.D., Compartive Literature (University of California, Santa Barbara)

My research is broadly concerned with the relationship between the poetics and the politics of both racist and antiracist discourses. I am currently completing a book entitled Colorblind Tools: Narrating Racial Power in the Americas and South Africa. I am also conducting research for a second book project on post-apartheid Black South African fiction in English alongside non-fiction by Black radical thinkers.

Currently, I am on academic research leave from Vanderbilt University, where I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English.

At Rhodes University, I am working with Professor Sam Naidu.

Selected Publications

  “On White Ignorance, White Shame, and Other Pitfalls in Critical Philosophy of Race.” Journal of Applied Philosophy (in print). 

  “Reconciling Racial Revelations in Post-Apartheid South African Literature.” Research in African Literatures 47.1 (Spring 2016): 128-148. Print.

  “The Rhetorics of Racial Power: Enforcing Colorblindness in Post-Apartheid Scholarship on Race.” Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 8.1 (Feb. 2015): 7-26. Print.  *Kimberlé Crenshaw Outstanding Article Award Honorable Mention

  “White Supremacy, White Knowledge, and Anti-West Indian Discourse in Panama: Olmedo Alfaro’s El peligro antillano en la América Central.The Global South 6.2 (Fall 2013): 65-86. Print.   

 Racial Power and Colorblindness: The ‘Sad Black Stories’ of Kgebetli Moele’s Room 207 and Twenty-First Century Black South African Fiction.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 1.1 (Spring 2013): 33-59. Print.


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