Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

David Wright

Associate Professor of English and Center for African Studies

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Research Interests

African-American Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Fiction

Selected Publications


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Short Stories

  • "Going Places." Callaloo. Vol. 34 No. 4: 2011.
  • "The Road On." Callaloo. Vol. 32 No. 2: 2009.


  • "Writing Race in America." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2014.
  • "Invisible Boys." American Book Review. 2013.
  • "Why America Loves NASCAR: (Hint: Because it’s not black)." The Village Voice. 2005.

Audio/Visual Publications

  • Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers. Dir. David Wright, David Zoby, Allan Smith. DreamQuest Productions, 2010.