Kristina Huang

Position title: Assistant Professor


Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century, abolitionist politics, Cultural Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Studies, Black Britain

Degrees and Institutions

  • PhD, English, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • BA, English and Political Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York


I am an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Anglophone literature of the long eighteenth century and social movements through the Black Atlantic world. My research focuses on the transatlantic circulation of texts as avenues for relocating forms of political solidarity and community. I’m currently working on Plotting Black Life in the Long Eighteenth Century, a book manuscript that examines how early Black Anglophone writings articulated various abolitionist horizons that continue to dialogue with the present. My work has appeared in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal and Restoration and 18th Century Theatre Research. My public essays and interviews with contemporary artists can be found at Small Axe Salon, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Social Text Online, Warscapes, and the Lincoln Center Theatre Blog. You can learn more about my teaching and find links to my writings here.