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Simone Drake

Simone Drake

Simone Drake

Professor | Department of African and African American Studies | College of Arts and Sciences


486F University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • African Diaspora in the Anglophone Caribbean


  • M.S.L., The Ohio State University (2013)
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Maryland (2007)
  • M.A., African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University (2000)
  • B.A., Classical Civilization, Denison University (1997)

Simone Drake is a Youngberg Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies. Her recent publications include When We Imagine Grace: Black Men and Subject Making (University of Chicago Press, 2016); and Critical Appropriations: African American Women and the Construction of Transnational Identity (Louisiana State University Press, Southern Literary Studies Series, May 2014). Her courses taught include AAAS 3310: Global Dimension on the African Diaspora; and AAAS 3260: Global Black Cultural Movements.