Farah Jasmine Griffin

Farah Jasmine Griffin is the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University, where she is also William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She is the author of numerous books including her new book Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature, and her essay on the Harlem Renaissance was included in 400 Souls: A community History of African America, 1619-2019. She is the recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship and she lives in New York.


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June 26, 2021