Who is Robert Reid-Pharr?
Robert Reid-Pharr is a critical essayist and Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has frequently collaborated with noted science fiction author Samuel R. Delany at panels and through writing. His essays have appeared in, among other places, Callaloo, Social Text, Transition, Studies in the Novel, Women and Performance, African American Review, American Literary History, Fuse, AfterImage, Radical America, American Literature, Gay Community News, and the Washington Blade. He was a 2002-03 research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has also won grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Library Company of Philadelphia. A prolific public speaker, he had a part in the film The Watermelon Woman, directed by Cheryl Dunye.
In addition to the CUNY Graduate Center he has taught at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, the University of Oregon, the University of Oxford, and Swarthmore College. His collection of essays Black Gay Man won the 2002 Randy Shilts Award for Best Gay Non-fiction given by the Publishing Triangle.
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