Magdalena Zaborowska

Professional Title

Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies

Department(s)

Afroamerican & African Studies

About

Magdalena J. Zaborowska (B.A., M.A., Warsaw University, Poland [1987]; Ph.D., University of Oregon [1992], USA), Professor, Departments of American Culture and Afroamerican and African Studies, John Rich Humanities Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Research and teaching fields: literary and cultural studies approaches to intersections of social space and transatlantic discourses on race, nationality, (queer) sexuality, and gender; African American literature (esp., James Baldwin), immigrant ethnicities, feminist, and critical race theory; post-totalitarian East-Central Europe. In addition to numerous articles and chapters published in the United States and Europe, her current projects include a digital humanities-based writer’s house-museum exhibit for James Baldwin at the University of Michigan and the NMAAHC/Smithsonian in Washington D.C., and two books in progress – Archiving James Baldwin’s House (e-book) and a monograph on the transcultural proliferation of U.S., notions of race, gender and sexuality in post-Cold War Eastern Europe, Racing Borderlands. 

Research Interests

art
digital studies
ethnicity
humanities
immigration
LGBTQ
qualitative research
race
sexual violence
transnational