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Sybil Cooksey

Faculty Fellow

Clinical Assistant Professor

Sybil Newton Cooksey is a scholar of afro-diasporic history whose research unfurls at the intersections of language and literature, music and sound studies, cultural studies and performance philosophy. She teaches courses on black existentialism, noir, critical humanism, and black marginal culture. Professor Cooksey is also co-editor of Afro-Gothic, a special issue of liquid blackness (2022), and is currently working on her first book, The Objective I: Black Life Writing and Inauthenticity in Post-Negrophilia Paris.