Office: Humanities 472
Professor of American Studies
Education: PhD, University of Minnesota
Transnational American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, America in the Middle East
Alex Lubin is a Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. From 2011-2013 he served as the Director of the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Lubin's scholarship engages global histories of race, the African Diaspora, and America in the world, with a particular focus on U.S./Middle East relations. He is the author of Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary (UNC, 2014) and Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954. He is the editor of Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left; Settler Colonialism: A South Atlantic Quarterly Special issue (with Alyosha Goldstein); American Studies Encounters the Middle East (with Marwan Kraidy, forthcoming); and Black Radical Futures (with Gaye Theresa Johnson, forthcoming with Verso Books). Lubin is currently working on a history of a mid-nineteenth century naval ship called the USS Supply, a ship that was a key link in the global supply chain that enabled American expansion between the Mexican war and the Spanish American War. He is also writing a history of "free jazz," that developed in the North African context during the era of Bandung.
Lubin’s CV and publications are available at: https://unm.academia.edu/AlexLubin