is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow in the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
at Harvard University (2018-2019) and Associate Professor of African American literature
at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction
(Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. He is currently at work on a second book-length research project, Audiofuturism
, on the cultural politics of race in science fiction radio drama and literary adaptation in a transatlantic context.
carrington’s writing appears in journals (American Literature
, and African & Black Diaspora
), books (A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call),
and blogs (Black Perspectives
He is also a contributor to the forthcoming collections Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities
and After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation.
With cartoonist Jennifer Camper, he co-founded the biennial Queers & Comics
international conference in 2015.
He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Literary Theory, Black Liberation Movements, LGBT Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.