Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Felipe Smith

Associate Professor - English

Contact Info


  • B.A., University of New Orleans, Secondary Education, 1973
  • M.A., University of New Orleans, English Literature, 1978
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, English Literature, 1988

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1994-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1988-1994
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1986-1988

Research & Teaching Specializations: USA; Caribbean; African-American Literature; American Literature; Diasporan Literature

Related Experience

  • Director, African and African Diaspora Studies, Tulane University, 1993-1996, 1997-2008

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “‘Things You’d Imagine Zulu Tribes to Do’: The Zulu Parade in New Orleans Carnival.” Los Angeles African Arts 42(6): 22-35.
  • 2010. “The African Diaspora as Imagined Community.” In Global Circuits of Blackness: Race, Space, Citizenship, and Modern Subjectivities. Jean Rahier, Percy Hintzen and Felipe Smith, eds. University of Illinois Press.
  • 2008. “The Condition of the Mother: The Legacy of Slavery in African American Literature of the Jim Crow Era.” In Women and Slavery: Volume Two. Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph C. Miller, eds. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 231-250.
  • 2004. “Claude McKay’s ‘Sensitive Savages’: Prospero and Caliban in the Metropole.” In Prospero’s Isles. Diane Accaria, editor. Oxford: Macmillan.
  • 2001. “The Economics of Enchantment: Two Montego Bay Great House Tours.” In Caribbean 2000: Cultural (Con) Fusion. Lowell Fiet and Janette Becera, eds. San Juan, Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico Press.
  • 1998. American Body Politics: Race, Gender, and Black Literary Renaissance. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: African-American Literature; New Orleans in Words and Music; Contemporary Black Women Writers; Later Major Authors: Morrison and Wilson; African Diaspora Culture and Literature

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 5
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