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Camille F. Forbes

Ph.D. (Harvard University)

Associate Professor of Writing

Primary Office: LIT 331
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: cfforbes@ucsd.edu
Website: http://camillefforbes.com/

Affiliated Faculty for Department of Ethnic Studies
Recipient of UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UCSD Hellman Fellow
Section Head, Literature/Writing

Camille F. Forbes received her Ph.D. in American Civilization from Harvard University, an M.A. in History from Harvard University, and a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University. Teaching: The Short Story; Flash Fiction; Creative Nonfiction. She's currently working on a historical novel with the working title, Minding the Territory.

Selected Publications:

Introducing Bert Williams: Burnt Cork, Broadway, and the Story of America's First Black Star. New York: Basic Civitas, 2008.

"Dancing with 'Racial Feet': Bert Williams and the Performance of Blackness," Theatre Journal 56:4 (December 2004):603-625.

Co-author with Ghada Osman, "Representing the West in the ArabicLanguage: The Slave Narrative of Omar ibn Said." Journal ofIslamic Studies 15:3 (September 2004):331-343.