Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Balthazar I. Beckett

Balthazar I. Beckett


WF, 10-11am; F, 12-1pm

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

“Unfinished Business: The Killing of George Floyd and the Case of African Americans at the United Nations.” International Journal of Human Rights Education, Vol. 5.1 (2021). Special Issue: Black Lives Matter and Human Rights Education. 1-29.

“Redlines and Brownstones: The Jim Crow North in Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones.” The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Segregation and Struggle outside of the South. Eds. Brian Purnell and Jeanne Theoharis, with Komozi Woodard. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 113-137.

“‘Like a Butterfly on a Pin’: Witnessing Genealogies of Whiteness in James Baldwin’s ‘Going to Meet the Man.’” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 41 (2021). Special Issue: Literature, History, & Historiography. Forthcoming, 2021.

"Why 1964 Cairo Mattered in 1975 Oakland: Intercommunalism, Internationalism, and Reactionary Suicide in David Graham Du Bois’ … And Bid Him Sing." Callaloo 39.4 (2016). 919–935.

"Contagious Bodies and Cosmopolitan Boundaries in Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria." South Atlantic Review: The Journal of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 84.1 (December 2016). Print. 45-65.


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