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 among diasporic subjects in the Caribbean and the Americas. I am an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

My project “The Social Life of Black Thought in the Long Eighteenth Century” grows out of my doctoral studies in the English Department at 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 Change. Prior to my 2017-18 position as Scholar in Residence/Postdoctoral Fellow at Reed College, I taught literature and composition writing at 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, African Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Studies, Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies.