African and African American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stefan Wheelock

Stefan Wheelock

Stefan Wheelock

Associate Professor

late eighteenth century/early nineteenth century black antislavery writing with a particular emphasis on slave narrative autobiography, early black polemic, and their contributions to Atlantic political and intellectual currencies

Stefan Wheelock is an assistant professor in the English department. He earned his PhD in English from Brown University in 2001. He specializes in the study of Atlantic history and culture with a specific focus on early African-British and African-American literatures. His teaching and research interests are late eighteenth century/early nineteenth century black antislavery writing with a particular emphasis on slave narrative autobiography, early black polemic, and their contributions to Atlantic political and intellectual currencies. His publications appear in A Companion to African American Studies (2004), published by Blackwell Press and in the Cambridge History of African American Literature (2010). His essays include "The Problem of Historical Consciousness in the Relation of African-American Studies to Modernity" and "Dividing a Nation; Uniting a People: African-American Literature and the Abolitionist Movement." He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled, "Reason and Slavery: African-Atlantic Writing and the Problem of Modernity."