Amy Abugo Ongiri

Associate Professor

Amy Abugo Ongiri received her PhD from Cornell University in 2000. Her current book project, Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic, explores the cultural politics of the Black Power movement, particularly the Black Arts movement search to define a “Black Aesthetic.” Her research interests include African American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Cultural Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her work has been published in College Literature, Camera Obscura, Black Filmmaker, Nka: The Journal of Contemporary African Art, and Race-ing Representation: Voice, History, and Sexuality. During 2001–2002, she was a fellow at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center for International and Interdisciplinary Study.


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