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Elias Rodriques

My primary research interests include post-45 African-American Literature, Black Marxist writing, Black Feminism, and Critical Prison Studies. I focus especially on the economic and gendered discourses underlying depictions of police violence in the early Cold War era African-American novel and the representational dissonance with contemporaneous newspaper depictions of such violence. My non-academic work can be found or is forthcoming in The Nationn+1, and Bookforum.

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