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Camille F. Forbes

Ph.D. (Harvard University)

Associate Professor of Writing

Primary Office: 6th College Bldg 1/Ridge Walk
                           Room 349
Primary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours


Affiliated Faculty for Department of Ethnic Studies
Recipient of UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award
UCSD Hellman Fellow

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.