Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Professor of English
Joined Connecticut College: 2018
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Hubert Cook's research focuses on affect, emotion, and performativity in late nineteenth and early twentieth century African American and Caribbean literature.
Cook is completing his book project, "Empathy’s Dark Labor: Feeling, Fact, and the Black Subject in Late Nineteenth Century Black Narrative."
He has participated in Cornell’s School of Criticism and Theory, and he has presented at Dartmouth’s Futures of American Studies Institute. His work has been supported by the Mellon Mays Foundation and the Provost's Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Before joining the academy, he worked in college admissions and supported underrepresented students in international and intercultural student life programs. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University.
Writing Empathy, Writing Black Life
New World Black Masculinities
Fugitive James Baldwin
Box #ENGLISH/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320