PhD, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Ernest L. Gibson III received his PhD in Afro-American studies from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. He is the author of Salvific Manhood: James Baldwin’s Novelization of Male Intimacy (University of Nebraska Press, 2019), and has published on James Baldwin, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Scandal. An interdisciplinary scholar by training, his research lies at the intersections of literary, cultural, and queer theories, and often pivots on questions of manhood, masculinity, and vulnerability. He is currently at work on his second book project, tentatively entitled, Dark Penmanship: Afro-Ontology, Resistance, and Freedom.
African American literature and culture; 20th to 21st-century American literature; feminist and queer theory; male studies; Black popular culture, women's and gender studies