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Lindsey Green-Simms

Assistant Professor
Department of Literature

  • Lindsey Green-Simms’ teaching and research focuses on African and post-colonial film and literature. Her particular interests include globalization, technology, gender and sexuality studies, and Nollywood video-film production. Professor Green-Simms’ current book project, Postcolonial Automobility: West Africa and the Road to Globalization, examines how the contradictions of globalization are embedded in the commodity of the automobile and in the ideals of automobility. She is also working on a second book that explores the “unbelonging bodies” of African screen media and focuses on three exemplary figures: the witch, the lesbian, and the prostitute. Professor Green-Simms completed her doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, and has previously taught at Duke University, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies, as well as at the College of Charleston. She has published articles in Camera Obscura, Transition, Journal of African Cinemas, and Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has book chapters in Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century (Ohio U. Press) and Indiscretions: At the Intersection of Queer and Postcolonial Theory (Rodopi Press).
  • Degrees

    BA University of Michigan, PhD University of Minnesota

  • CAS - Literature
  • Battelle Tompkins - 219

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  • Fall 2015

    • LIT-733 Special Topics in Literature: Global Mobilities
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