André Carrington, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

Andre Carrington

Office: 5056 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.571.4344


  • BA, African-American Studies, Macalester College
  • PhD, American Studies, New York University


André Carrington's research focuses on the cultural politics of race, gender, and genre in 20th century American literature and the arts. He has devoted particular attention to considerations of cultural production and identity, especially those articulated in feminist criticism, critical race theory, performance studies, and Marxism. His first book, Through a Lens, Darkly: Blackness in Speculative Fiction and Media, examines cultural production and African-American identity in science fiction and fantasy texts. He is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the nation's oldest university-based institute for scholarship in the interest of the LGBT community, and has been called on as a peer reviewer for African American Review, the Journal of Modern Literature, Racial History Review, and the Journal of Homosexuality.

In his free time, André Carrington, PhD, enjoys travel, genre fiction, bicycling, and reading about science. He belongs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Audubon Society, and he blogs at his Twitter account.


Selected Publications

  • Through a Lens, Darkly: Blackness in Speculative Fiction and Media. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
  • "The Revolutionary Act of the Eighties." In Charles Stephens and Steven Fullwood, eds. Black Gay Genius: On Joseph Beam and In the Life. Vintage Entity Press, Forthcoming.
  • "Dreaming in Colour: Fan Fiction as Critical Reception." In Rebecca Ann Lind, ed. Race/Gender/Class/ Media 3.0. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2012.
  • "Special Effects: Minority Reports in the Pre-emptive Moment." Politics and Culture 1: 2006.