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Blackademic Lives Matter: LARB Interview

I did an interview about The Blackademic Life with Prof. Patricia A. Matthew for Los Angeles Review of Books. Check it out!

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Rocking the Academy

It was a pleasure to speak with Roopika Risam and Mary Churchill, co-hosts of the Rocking the Academy podcast, to discuss The Blackademic Life, academic novels, and the current state of higher education.

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Return to The Nostalgia Trap

I recently dialed in to the podcast The Nostalgia Trap to discuss my new book The Blackademic Life, the state of academia, and many other topics. I was a guest on the podcast way back in 2014, so it was great to catch up with my CUNY Graduate Center colleague David Parsons and chop it up about life on the other side of graduate school.

Nostalgia Trap – Episode 175 – The Blackademic Life w/ Lavelle Porter 


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The Blackademic Life – Coming soon!

It’s really real now. Thank you to all of you who have pre-ordered the book and waited patiently for the roll-out. Pre-ordered copies should start shipping by the end of the week. Also, it looks like the Kindle price has been temporarily lowered, so you should jump on that if you feel so inclined.

I’ll be reading at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo on November 14, with my CUNY colleague Dr. Debarati Biswas. Books will be available at the reading!  RSVP here: 


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The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual

Northwestern University Press

October 15, 2019

Stay tuned for a fall event schedule, coming soon.