Associate Director & Professor (AAS/English)
102 Minor Hall
Maurice Wallace is associate professor of English and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies. His primary fields of expertise include African American literature and cultural studies, nineteenth-century American literature, the history and representation of American slavery, and gender studies. The author of Constructing the Black Masculine: Identity and Ideality in African American Men’s Literature and Culture, 1775-1995, a book on the history of black manhood in African American letters, and co-editor of a collection of scholarly articles on early photography and African American identity entitled Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African-American Identity, Wallace has served on the editorial boards for American Literature and Yale Journal of Criticism and is a contributing editor to James Baldwin Review. He is the current associate director of Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies.
His current research and writing agendas include a monograph on early photography in the making of African American identity on the heels of the US Civil War, and a critical exploration into the sound of Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice. Professor Wallace also teaches in areas of visual culture and sound studies.