Keith Feldman

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Keith Feldman

Keith Feldman

Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies; Senior Research Scholar, CMES

Keith P. Feldman is Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies and a core faculty member in the Program in Critical Theory. Trained in literary and cultural studies, his research interests include Theories of Race and Ethnicity; Cultures of the African, Arab, and Jewish Diasporas; Visual Culture Studies; Postcolonial Theory; and Critical Theory. Feldman received his BA in Literature from Brown University in 2000, his MA in Literature from the George Washington University in 2003, and his PhD in Literature from the University of Washington in 2008.

  • A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2015.


Articles include: “Seeing is Believing: Envisioning U.S. Imperial Culture and the Jerusalem Exhibit of 1904, Studies in American Jewish Literature (forthcoming);  “#Notabugsplat: Becoming Human on the Terrain of Visual Culture,” Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights, eds. Sophia McClennen and Ali Schultheis Moore (forthcoming);  “ ‘One Like Me’: The Refugee as Relational Figure,” Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism, ed. Aparajita Nanda (Routledge, 2014);  “Empire’s Verticality: The Af/Pak Frontier, Visual Culture, and Racialization from Above,” Comparative American Studies 9.4 (Winter 2011): 325-341;  “Towards an Afro-Arab Diasporic Culture: The Translational Practices of David Graham Du Bois,” ALIF: Journal of Comparative Poetics 31 (2011): 152-172;  “Representing Permanent War: Black Power’s Palestine and the End(s) of Civil Rights,” CR: New Centennial Review 8.2 (Fall 2008): 193-231; “The (Il)legible Arab Body and the Fantasy of National Democracy,” MELUS: Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 31.4 (Winter 2006): 33-53.

Keywords: Critical Theory; Visual Cultural Studies; Jewish Diasporas; Arab Diasporas

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