Office: On Leave
Email: alubin@unm.edu

Associate Professor, American Studies Department

Alex Lubin in currently on-leave from the University of New Mexico while he serves as Director of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut (http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/casar/Pages/index.aspx).  His scholarship engages racial formations, comparative histories of settler colonialism, and U.S./Middle East political and cultural encounters.  He is currently writing a monograph (under contract with University of North Carolina Press), titled “The Geographies of Liberation: A Study of Afro-Arab Encounters.”  He is also editing a volume on transnational American Studies in the wake of 2011/12 global uprisings titled, “Shifting Borders: America and the Middle East.”


“Fear of an Arab Planet’: The Sonic Geographies of Afro-Arab Encounters.” Chapter forthcoming (2012) in German collection on Arab-American literature and culture.

Co-editor (with Alyosha Goldstein), Settler Colonialism, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly 107:4 (Fall

"We are all Israelis': The Politics of Comparitive Colonialism," in Goldstein and Lubin (eds.) Settler Colonialism, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 107:4.

"Locating Palestine in pre-1948 Black Internationalism," Souls special issue on Islam in Black America. Spring 2007. Reprinted in Manning Marable and Hisham Aidi (eds), Black Routes to Islam. (Palgrave: 2008).

(ed.) Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left , Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, August, 2007.

Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954, Jackson, University Press of Mississippi, 2005.

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” The Politics of Race and Marriage in the 1948 Perez v. Sharp Decision,” OAH Magazine of History, Vol. 18, No. 4 (July 2004): 31-7.


AMST 185, Introduction to Race, Class, Ethnicity
AMST 200, Introduction to American Studies
AMST 285, American Life and Thought: Work in America
AMST 310, America in the Middle East/ The Middle East in America
AMST 500, American Culture Studies Proseminar
AMST 555, Black Internationalism
AMST 559, The History and Politics of Interracial Intimacy



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