Joshua Bennett is a second-year doctoral candidate in the English department at Princeton University. His academic interests include but are not limited to: black studies, plant affect, wild animals, performance, disability studies and 19th century Afro-Protestantism(s). He is also a poet, and has recited his original work at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, the NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House.
Prizes: Marshall Scholarship, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
- “Chasing the Moonwalker: reading race, disability, and technology in the work of Michael Jackson - ”ProducingRace: Technology and the African Diaspora Conference at Columbia University, 28 October 2011.
- “When the Talking Book Sings”- Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks: Extraordinary Bodies / Extraordinary Minds Conference at CUNY Graduate Center, 22 March 2012.
- “I'll Take Care of You: Drake and the Politics of Post-Racial Black Masculinity” 5th Annual African American Studies Symposium at the University of Texas-San Antonio, 12 April 2012.