Benjamin Fagan

Tandem Fellow in the History of Knowledge & Knowledge Cultures
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

Biographical Summary

Benjamin Fagan is an Assistant Professor of English at Auburn University, and a specialist in early African American literature and culture. He was the 2016 Fulbright Visiting Professor in American Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Antiquarian Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work has appeared in journals such as African American Review, Legacy, and American Periodicals. His first book, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation (2016), explores the relationship between the early black press in the United States and concepts of black chosenness, and received an Honorable Mention for the Research Society in American Periodicals Book Prize.

Main Areas of Interest

  • African American Literature and History
  • The Literature and History of Black Revolution
  • Black Print Culture Studies
  • Transnational American Studies