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Grant Farred

Cornell University

Grant Farred, a native of South Africa, is a professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. He has previously taught at Williams College, the University of Michigan, and Duke University. He has written several books and served for eight years as editor of South Atlantic Quarterly and is a leading figure in contemporary African-American Studies, Cultural Studies, and Postcolonial Studies. His newest book, Entre nous: Between the World Cup and Me (Duke University Press, 2019), completes a trilogy of works on sport and the philosophy of the event. The other two works are The Burden of Over-representation: Race, Sport and Philosophy and In Motion, At Rest: The Event of the Athletic Body. Among his other publications are the pamphlet “Martin Heidegger Saved My Life” and his monograph What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals.

Bio Aug 2019