Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Miles Davis, Kanye West: no point explaining uppity negritude to those who would never get it.”Teju Cole 

Lavelle Porter is a writer, and a scholar of African-American Literature. He is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, and a B.A. in history from Morehouse College. His writing has appeared in venues such as The New Inquiry, Black Perspectives, Warscapes, Poetry Foundation and Callaloo. He serves on the Board of Directors of the CLAGS Center for LGBTQ Studies.

His first book, The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education and the Black Intellectual, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press, October 15, 2019.

Twitter: @alavelleporter

Email: lavelleporter(at)yahoo.com