Lindsay Taelor Griffiths
Lindsay Griffiths joined the Department of English Literature at Princeton University in 2018. Prior to this, she earned her B.A. from CUNY Hunter College in English Literature and Spanish/English Translation. There, she produced a senior thesis on George Schuyler’s Black No More, examining the text’s prescient relationship to Critical Race Theory and intersectionality, and uncovering what can be learned from the successes and shortcomings of Schuyler’s speculative novel. She is also the translator of Mercedes Cebrián’s Burp. Apuntes Gastronómicos (Burp: Gastronomical Writings), a social critique by way of food.
Lindsay’s intellectual life at Princeton is centered on African American and Afro-Latinx Literature of the 20th century. She is interested in how aesthetic vestiges of slavery, such as colorism, speak to the ontology of the national and hemispheric American and to the harmony and dissonance between the black body and the (Latin) American body.