Dwight A. McBride, Distinguished Affiliated Professor

Email: dwight.a.mcbride@emory.edu


BA, Princeton

Distinguished Affiliated Professor

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs



bahriDwight A. McBride is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University. His research and teaching interests include American and African American literature, and the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

An award-winning author of numerous publications that examine connections between race theory, black studies, and identity politics, McBride is the editor of James Baldwin Now (NYU Press, 1999), and co-editor of a special issue of Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters entitled “Plum Nelly: New Essays in Black Queer Studies” (2000). McBride’s other works include Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony (NYU Press, 2002), Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Sexual African American Fiction (Cleis Press, 2011), and Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality (NYU Press, 2005).

McBride is a founding editor of James Baldwin Review (JBR), an interdisciplinary, open access journal focusing on the life, writings, and legacies of James Baldwin.

McBride has also co-edited several collections and posthumous volumes, including A Melvin Dixon: Critical Reader (Mississippi University Press, 2006), Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity (University of Illinois Press, 2013), and The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within U.S. Slave Culture (NYU Press, 2014). He is currently at work on two new book manuscripts, tentatively titled, “Phillis Wheatley and Her Critics: American Cultural Politics and the Persistence of White Supremacy,” and “White Lies in the Republic: Race, Sexuality, and the Law.”

For full faculty profile, please visit Provost McBride's page on the Provost website.