Laurie Lambert

Laurie Lambert

Laurie Lambert
Associate Professor
Lowenstein 414F
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  • Laurie R. Lambert is an interdisciplinary scholar, working at the intersection of literature and history in African Diaspora Studies. She is an associate professor of African and African American Studies at Fordham University. Her first book, Comrade Sister: Caribbean Feminist Revisions of the Grenada Revolution (University of Virginia Press, 2020), examines the gendered implications of political trauma in literature on Grenada. The book analyzes how Caribbean women writers use authorship as a means of expressing cultural sovereignty and critiquing the inadequacy of hierarchical, patriarchal, and linear histories of a Black radical tradition as they narrate the Grenada Revolution. 

    Her research and teaching interests include Black Feminism, Black Radicalism, Caribbean and African Diasporic Literature and History. She was the co-founder and co-convener of Fordham’s Freedom and Slavery Working Group from 2019-2023. Prof. Lambert’s writing has appeared in Cultural Dynamics, The Global South, and Small Axe. She is a co-editor for Cambridge Studies on the African Diaspora at Cambridge University Press.

    She served as the Secretary of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) from 2019-2023. Before joining the faculty at Fordham in 2017, Lambert was Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis, and the 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

    Lambert received her B.F.A. in Film Studies from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, as well as an M.A. in English from the University of Toronto. In 2013 she completed her Ph.D. in English and American Literature at New York University. She is the daughter of Grenadians and grew up between Toronto and Grenada.

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