Department ofHistory

Alex Lubin

Alex Lubin

Professor of African American Studies and History

340 Willard Building

University Park, PA 16802


PhD, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Massachusetts Boston
BA, The Evergreen State College


Alex Lubin is Professor of African American Studies and History. His research sits at the intersection of African Diaspora Studies, America in the world, and Middle East/North African history. He is the author of Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1956 (UP Mississippi), Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary (UNC Press), and Never-Ending War on Terror (UC Press). He is the editor of Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left (UP Mississippi) and the co-editor of American Studies Encounters the Middle East (UNC Press) and Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso Books). Lubin is currently working on a history of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), which was called, “the people’s Bandung.” He is especially interested in Black American cultural production in Cairo, Egypt during the era of AAPSO. This project explores ways that African American music, visual art, and poetry were transformed by, and were transformative of, Cairo’s Third World, Afro-Arab politics.