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Marina MagloireAssistant Professor


Marina Magloire is an Assistant Professor of English at Emory University. She is a Black feminist literary scholar who uses archives to explore questions of spirituality, memory, and community in African diasporic literature. Her areas of scholarly interest include global Black studies, Black modernisms, Third World Feminist solidarities, and archival methodologies.

Her first book, We Pursue Our Magic: A Spiritual History of Black Feminism (UNC Press 2023), explores the influence of African diasporic spiritualities on the work of Black American feminists. She has published articles on Black women’s writing in Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism, African American Review, Meridians, Palimpsest, and other journals. Her essay on Lucille Clifton’s little-known spirit writing, “Some Damn Body: Black Feminist Embodiment in the Spirit Writing of Lucille Clifton,” was awarded the Darwin C. Turner Award for best essay published in African American Review in 2022. Her second book manuscript in progress, The Dream is Real: The People’s Afrosurrealism, explores the rich tradition of popular surrealisms in the US and the Caribbean.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Magloire is committed to public scholarship and community engagement. Her work on Black cultural production has been published in numerous media outlets, including Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, The Nation, Harper’s Bazaar, Scalawag, and The Boston Review. She is also a co-founder of Third World Feminist School, a popular education project for South Florida workers, which was awarded an ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grant for 2022-2023.

She holds a PhD. In English from Duke University and an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she was an Assistant Professor of English at University of Miami.