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William Henry Pruitt III - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

William Henry Pruitt III

Assistant Professor of African American Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Education (3)

Harvard University: Ph.D., African and African American Studies 2022

Columbia University: M.A., Comparative Literature 2014

Amherst College: B.A., Black Studies and Political Science, 2007

Areas of Expertise (5)

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century U.S. Literature

Black Radicalism

Black Intellectual History

Black Performance Studies

Black Queer Studies

Affiliations (2)

  • Modern Language Association : Member, 2021 - Present
  • American Studies Association : Member, 2017 - Present

Articles (3)

The Pro-Black Uses of Black Caricature: A Review of The Content of Our Caricature: African American Art and Political Belonging by Rebecca Wanzo

American Quarterly

Under Review

“Daguerreotype Reflection” included in Robin Bernstein’s article, “Teaching, Feeling,” To Make Their Way in the World: The Zealy Daguerreotypes at the Peabody Museum

Harvard University Press


Going There: Black Visual Satire by Richard Powell

American Quarterly