Department of Africana Studies

Warren Harding

Program Alumni
Research Interests Literature and Writing, Caribbean Studies, Black Feminism


Warren Harding earned his B.A. with Honors in Africana Studies and History from Oberlin College where he became a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Through the Open Graduate Education Program at Brown, he has also earned his A.M. in Comparative Literature. He is currently researching and writing for his dissertation, which explores how Black Caribbean migrant women construct notions of belonging between the African and Caribbean diasporas through their creative expression, curatorial, and publishing practices. Warren’s study combines the fields of Black Feminist Literary Criticism, Black Caribbean Migration Studies, and Caribbean Women’s Writing and Criticism. More broadly, he is interested in literary and cultural movements throughout the African diaspora. His review of The Grenada Revolution in the Caribbean Present: Operation Urgent Memory (2014) by Dr. Shalini Puri, entitled “The Silences, too, Deserve a Place,” was published in SX Salon. He has received support from the Social Science Research Council and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.