Kinohi Nishikawa is an assistant professor of English and African American studies at Princeton University. He earned his PhD in literature and certificate in feminist studies from Duke University, where he was awarded the inaugural Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010. Nishikawa went on to serve as a postdoctoral fellow in African American studies at Northwestern University and then taught for two years in the English department at the University of Notre Dame before starting at Princeton in 2014.
As a scholar, Nishikawa specializes in modern African American literature. His first book, Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. He is currently working on a new project, a history of African American literature and book design. Nishikawa’s writings have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, several edited collections, and in publications such as Slate, Public Books, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
TIP Courses: Philosophy, 1995