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Cynthia Young

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Cynthia Young

Associate Professor of African American Studies and English

Interim Co-Director of the Africana Research Center

Department Head of African American Studies

College of the Liberal Arts

135 Willard Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office Phone: (814) 863-5532


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


Professor Young is the Department Head of African American Studies, Interim Co-Director 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.