English Department Hires Ricardo Wilson and Diego Millan New Assistant Professors of American and African-American Literatures

The English Department is proud to welcome two new tenure-track specialists in African-American and American Literature. 

Ricardo A. Wilson, who will begin teaching for English in Fall 2017, earned his BA from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Southern California in 2015. He has since served as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies at Cornell University, preparing a book manuscript entitled Toward the Nigrescent Beyond: Mexico and the Psychic Vanishing of Radical Blackness in the U.S. Wilson has published on James Baldwin; other specialties include science fiction and fiction writing.

Diego A. Millan will join the English Department in Fall 2018, after finishing his Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Pembroke Center at Brown University. Millan earned his BA from Bowdoin College and his PhD from Tufts University in 2016. His is working on a manuscript entitled Laughter’s Fury: The Double Bind of Black Laughter and has publications forthcoming on Chester Himes and Franz Fanon. Other interests include race and affect, and American literary regionalism.