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Cynthia Young

by Whitney Chirdon Sep 05, 2017
Cynthia Young

Department Head of African American Studies

Interim Head of The Africana Research Center

Associate Professor of African American Studies and English

African American Studies

College of Liberal Arts

135 Willard Building
University Park, PA 16802

Email:
Office Phone: (814) 863-5532

Education:

  1. B.A. in English, Columbia University
  2. Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale University

Biography:

Professor Young is the Department Head of African American Studies, Interim Head of The Africana Research Center and associate professor of African American Studies and English. Current research interests include African Diaspora racial formations and cultural theory in the African diaspora; U.S. popular culture, U.S. racial formations; the U.S. war on terror’s impact on practices of U.S. state violence and surveillance.