is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside
. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction
(Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. He is currently at work on a second book-length research project, Audiofuturism
, on the cultural politics of race in science fiction radio drama and literary adaptation in a transatlantic context. Recently, he is a co-Principal Investigator in the Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Unarchiving Blackness: Why the Primacy of African & African Diaspora Studies Necessitates a Creative Reconsideration of Archives
carrington’s writing appears in journals (American Literature
, and African & Black Diaspora
), books (A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, Keywords for Comics Studies),
and blogs (Black Perspectives
He is also a contributor to Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities
and After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation.
With cartoonist Jennifer Camper, he co-founded the biennial Queers & Comics
international conference in 2015.
He teaches courses on African American and Global Black Literature, LGBT/Queer Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.