About

FullSizeRender (2)I am a scholar of Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century with a special emphasis on the intellectual history and social movements of the early Black Atlantic world. My research focuses on the transmission of texts in the Black Atlantic world as avenues for relocating forms of political solidarity and community. I am an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I’m currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Plotting Black Life in the Long Eighteenth Century.

I received my PhD in English from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where I was awarded the 2018 Melvin Dixon Prize for Best Dissertation in African American Studies. My dissertation was completed with the support of fellowships from the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC), and the Committee on Globalization and Social ChangeI received my BA in English and Political Science from Hunter College, where I was a McNair Scholar and CUNY Pipeline Fellow. In the last decade, I’ve taught at Reed College, The Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies of SUNY and at various campuses of CUNY.

My last name is pronounced hwa-ohng.

Contact: kristina.huang {at} wisc {dot} edu | @kristinahuang

Research and Teaching Interests: Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century, abolitionist politics, Cultural Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Studies, Black Britain.