W. Oliver Baker

W. Oliver Baker

Oliver Baker

W. Oliver Baker, Penn State assistant professor of English and African American studies, comes from the University of New Mexico, where he was a Mellon Fellow and earned his Ph.D. in American Literary Studies. His areas of research include nineteenth-century American literature, critical ethnic studies, theories of racial capitalism and settler colonialism, and histories of African, Native, Chicanx, and working-class liberation movements. His current book project studies how the early novels of African, Native, and Latinx writers represent the ways settler colonialism and anti-Blackness underpin the consolidation and expansion of capitalism in the long nineteenth century.

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