Amor Kohli is Associate Professor and Director of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul. He received his PhD in English at Tufts University and taught at
Tufts, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont before coming to DePaul in 2003, the first year of the African and Black Diaspora Studies Department's existence.
His research and teaching interests include African American Studies, Literatures
of the Black Diaspora (with a particular emphasis on poetry), Black musical
expression, the intersection between Black music and other forms of artistic
expression (literature, visual art, dance), Pan-Africanism, colonial and anticolonial thought.
Kohli's publications include the co-edited book Uprooting Urban America:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gentrification (Peter Lang,
2014). His scholarly essays on Black writers such as Bob Kaufman, Ted Joans,
W.E.B. Du Bois, George Schuyler, Kamau Brathwaite, and Major Jackson have been
published in the journals Callaloo, MELUS, African Identities, Harvard Review,
and Journal of Commonwealth Literature. His work has also appeared in a number
of edited collections as well as the Encyclopedia of African American