Sophia Azeb is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2016, and was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University until 2018. Her current book project, Another Country: Constellations of Blackness in Afro-Arab Cultural Expression, theorizes how blackness is articulated and mobilized by African American, African, and Afro-Arab writers, artists, and political figures in North Africa and Europe during the post-war twentieth century. From 2011 – 2016, Azeb wrote on the contemporary resonance of these research interests for the critical media blog Africa is a Country. Her writing on politics, popular culture, and the arts has appeared in the Chimurenga Chronic, The Funambulist platform, KCET Artbound, The Feminist Wire, and The New Inquiry.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE:
– “‘The No-State Solution’: Decolonizing Palestine Beyond the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” in The Funambulist 10 (Mar-Apr 2017) Architecture & Colonialism.
– “Who will we be when we are free? On Palestine and Futurity”, in The Funambulist 24 (Juillet-Août 2019) Futurisms.