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Derrick Spires

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Associate Professor, Literatures in English

Derrick Spires is an associate professor of literatures in English and affiliate faculty in American, visual, and media studies. He specializes in early African American and American print culture, citizenship studies, and African American intellectual history. His first book, The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), traces the parallel development of early black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship. 

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  • Einaudi Faculty Associate
    • IIJ Faculty Steering Committee