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Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Spring 2020


Laila Amine is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed her BA at the Université Victor Segalen (Brest, France) and MA in African American and African diaspora studies at Indiana University, where she also completed a double PhD in comparative literature and American studies. Amine previously worked at the University of North Texas and was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her first book, Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light (Wisconsin, 2018), Amine questions the dominant ways that Paris is imagined as a space of liberation for the African diaspora. Her writing has also appeared in American Literature, College Literature, and Culture, Theory, and Critique, as well as in the edited volume Paris and the Marginalized Author. Amine currently serves on the MLA Forum’s executive committee on race and ethnicity studies.

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