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Doctoral Candidate
Vanderbilt U

Magana J. Kabugi is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Vanderbilt University, and is currently a 2019-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Visiting Dissertation Fellow at Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. He has also served as an adjunct instructor of English at Fisk University. His research connects 20th and 21st century African American literary and cultural studies, the history and culture of higher education in the United States, and the cultural and intellectual foundations of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). His dissertation, The Souls of Black Colleges: Cultural Production, Ideology, and Identity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, examines how black novelists, poets, artists, and university leaders mobilized cultural production as a vehicle for reexamining, reframing, and institutionalizing the intellectual, ideological, and artistic priorities of HBCUs in the post-Civil Rights period immediately following desegregation.


2020 Program Sessions

10:15 AM–11:30 AM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)

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