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Samuel Lagasse

Ph.D. Student in English

Samuel Lagasse

Educational Background

Kenyon College, BA


Samuel Lagasse works in the interdisciplinary field of diaspora studies, with a focus on Anglophone literature and critical theory. His interests include formations of modernity and modernist aesthetic practices, especially as they relate to issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and to the queer affinities between African, Caribbean, and Asian subjects in diaspora. He is a member of the Institute for Comparative Modernities 2017-2018 reading group "Queering the Archive," and a recipient of a Fall 2017 Mellon Urbanism Fellowship for the study of migration and discrimination.


  • English
  • Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program


  • Postcolonial/Anglophone literature(s)
  • Diaspora studies
  • Race, gender, and sexuality studies
  • Queer theory
  • Transnational feminist theory
  • Comparative modernities


Fall 2020