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Departments/ProgramsAfrican and Afro-American Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
DegreesDuke University, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, M.A.
University of the West Indies, B.A.
ExpertiseProfessor Smith teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean literature, African-American Literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, literary method, and Caribbean women and globalization.
ProfileFaith Smith is an Associate Professor in the departments of African and Afro-American Studies, and English and American Literature, and the Latin American and Latino Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs. Her research interests in the intellectual history of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean; the intellectual and cultural histories of the African Diaspora; and gender, sexuality, and national sovereignty in the late twentieth-century and twenty-first-century novel and popular culture, are reflected in published articles as well as Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (2002), and the collection of essays she edited entitled Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean (2011).
She is working on a book about Caribbean people's conceptions of modernity across multiple registers, and their visions of the future between the 1890s and the First World War, entitled "Whose Modern?"
|AAAS||79b||Afro-American Literature of the Twentieth Century|
|AAAS||125b||Caribbean Women and Globalization: Sexuality, Citizenship, Work|
|AAAS||132b||Introduction to African Literature|
|AAAS||133b||The Literature of the Caribbean|
|AAAS||134b||Novel and Film of the African Diaspora|
|ENG||77a||Screening the Tropics|
|ENG||80a||Black Looks: The Promise and Perils of Photography|
|ENG||107a||Women Writing Desire: Caribbean Fiction and Film|
|ENG||127b||Migrating Bodies, Migrating Texts|
|ENG||138a||Making Modern Subjects: Empire, Citizenship, Intimacy|
|ENG||267a||Imagining Freedom in the Caribbean|
|WMGS||105b||Feminist Theories in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|WMGS||208b||Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Seminar|
Awards and Honors
Norman Award (2013)
Senior Faculty Research Leave for Spring 2014 (2013)
Academic Year 2008-09 Fellow in Residence, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University (2008)
Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities (2005)
Dean's Office grant for developing AAAS interdisciplinary course (2004)
National Humanities Center Fellowship (2002 - 2003)
Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library (San Marino, California) (1998)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Rutgers University (1997 - 1998)
Smith, Faith Lois. ""Good Enough for Booker T to Kiss: Hampton, Tuskegee, and Caribbean Self-Fashioning.”." Journal of Transnational American Studies 5. 1. 2013 (2014): <http://www.escholarship.org/uc/acgcc_jtas>.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Intellectual Formations.”." Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 10, 2. (2014): <http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/anthurium/vol10/iss2/6>.
Jalani Niah and Erin McCleod, ed. "Brother Man’s Asceticism.”. Kingston: University of the West Indies, 59, 2 2013.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Between Stephen Lloyd and Estaban Yo-eed: Locating Jamaica Through Cuba.”." Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 20. 1 (2012) (2013): 22-38.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Caribbean Writers and the Public Sphere.”." Rev. of Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial, by Raphael Dalleo. S/X Salon 28 May, 2012: http://smallaxe.net/wordpress3/reviews/2012/05/28/caribbean-writers-and-the-public-sphere/.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Literary Periodization: Reading the Nineteenth Century,”." Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. 2012 ed. Ed. Supriya Nair. New York:, 2013. 233-254.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Rupert Gray’s Vulnerability… And Ours.”." Small Axe 40. March 2013 (2013): 71-83.
Smith, Faith Lois. ""Has the Plantation Become a Cliché?"." Rev. of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation, by Michaeline Crichlow, with Patricia Northover.. Social and Economic Studies vol. 61, 4 December 2012: 209-212.
Smith, Faith Lois. "Review Forum." Rev. of Caribbean Middlebrow: Leisure Culture and the Middle Class, by Belinda Edmondson. Interventions vol. 13, 4 february 2012: 666-669.
Smith, Faith Lois, ed. Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean (Charlottesville:UVA Press, 2011.. 2011 ed. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Caribbean Literature and Sexuality”." The Routledge Companion to Anglophone CAribbean Literature. 2011 ed. Ed. Michael A. Bucknor and Alison Donnell. London: Routledge, 2011. 403-411.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Only His Hat is Left”? Re-Situating Not-Yet Narratives.”." Small Axe 15, 2. 35 (2011): 197-208.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Of Laughter and Kola Nuts: Or What Does Africa Have to do with the African Diaspora?”." Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland.. 2010 ed. vol. 2010 Ed. Judith A. Byfield, La Ray Denzer, and Anthea Morrison. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. 21-37.
Smith, Faith Lois. "“Seeing with New Eyes: New Editions of Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Caribbean Literary Texts.”." Journal of West Indian Literature 19. 1 (2010): 106-112.
Smith, Faith Lois. "¿Can Anything Good Come Out of Cedros? Nation Language in Nineteenth-Century Trinidad.¿." Shibboleths: Journal of Comparative Theory 1, 2. January 2007 (2007)
Smith, Faith Lois. "¿Crosses/Crossroads/Crossings.¿ Book Discussion: M. Jacqui Alexander¿s Pedagogies of Crossing.." small axe vol. 24 October 2007: 130-138.
Editor-in-Chief Colin Palmer. Associate Editors Lisa Gail Collins, Marcyliena Morgan, Faith Smith, James Sweet, and Robert Reid-Pharr., ed. Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in America. 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2005.
Smith, Faith Lois. Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean. University of Virginia Press, 2002.
Smith, Faith Lois. "You Know You're West Indian If: Codes of Authenticity in Colin Channer's Waiting In Vain." Small Axe 10. (2001): 41-59.
Smith, Faith Lois Guest Editor. "Small Axe 7: Special Issue on Genders and Sexualities." (2000).
Smith, Faith Lois. "Beautiful Indians, Troublesome Negroes, and Nice White Men: Caribbean Romances and the Invention of Trinidad." Caribbean Romances: The Politics of Regional Representation. Ed. Belinda Edmondson. University Press of Virginia, 1999
Smith, Faith Lois. "Coming Home to the Real Thing: Gender and Intellectual Life in the Anglophone Caribbean." South Atlantic Quarterly 93 (Fall 1994) 93. (1994).