Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes

Visiting Professor in Africana Studies 2015-16

Department/Affiliation: Africana Studies
Phone: 330-287-1911
Office Address: 001 Kauke Hall


  • B.S., African-American Studies, Eastern Michigan University, 1995
  • Ph.D., African-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, 2007

Courses Taught

  • AFST 100: Introduction
  • AFST 244: Cinema of Africa and the African Diasora
  • AFST 200: Special Topics

Papers and Presentations

  • "Captain America's Truth and Visualizing Historical Trauma" Comics Forum 2012: Multiculturalism and Representation November 15-16, Leeds, England, 2012, held by Thought Bubble Festival
  • "John A. Williams and Paul Beatty on the Afro-German and German History," Black Knowledge, Black Struggles, Civil Rights, Transnational Perspectives International Conference March 25-29, Bremen, Germany, 2009, held by Collegium for African-American Research.
  • "Paul Beatty, Post-Racial America, and the end of Blackness," DePauw University Faculty Lecture Black History Month, February 2009
  • "How Conrad, Hemingway, and Wright See Themselves in Africa", Race in the Twenty-First Century Conference March 21-24, Cagliari, Italy, 2001, held by Collegium for African-American Research; will also chair workshop entitled The Times of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison at paper presentation
  • "James Baldwin, Djuna Barnes, and the Aesthetics of Resistance", Black Resistance in the Americas March 19-21, Muenster, Germany,1999, held by Collegium for African-American Research
  • "Robeson, Othello, and Their Changing Worlds", Paul Robeson as Revolutionary Artist: a Centennial Celebration, University of Michigan, April 1997