Gary Wilder, Director

Gary Wilder (

Gary Wilder is a Professor in the Ph.D. Programs of Anthropology, P1040844_2History, and French and Director of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Duke University Press, 2015) and The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism Between the World Wars (University of Chicago Press, 2005). In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School which was funded by a Mellon New Directions Fellowship for the study of international law. His research on the French empire, French West Africa, and the Francophone Caribbean is located at the intersection of historical anthropology, intellectual history, and critical social theory. He is currently working on three sets of essays: on historical temporality; postcolonial justice; and the black Atlantic critical tradition.

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