Joseph Slaughter

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature


Columbia University, New York, New York


Mailing Address

Columbia University
602 Philosophy Hall
1150 Amsterdam Avenue, MC 4927
New York, New York 10027 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 212 854-6433

Research Interests

Postcolonial literatures of Africa and Latin America ; human rights and
narrative theory; 20th-century ethnic and third world literatures.

Teaching Interests

Teaches and publishes in the fields of postcolonial
literature and theory, African, Caribbean, and Latin American literatures,
postcolonialism, narrative theory, human rights, and 20th-century ethnic
and third world literatures.


2007. Human rights, Inc.: the world novel, narrative form, and
international law. New York: Fordham University Press.

2006. "Enabling fictions and novel subjects: the Bildungsroman and
international human rights law." PMLA: Publication of the Modern
Language Association of America. Oct 121(5) 1405

2004. "Master plans: designing (national) allegories of urban space and
metropolitan subjects for postcolonial Kenya," Research in African
literatures Spring 35(1) 30


Africa ; Latin America ; world literature ; human rights ; narrative theory ; post-colonialism ; ...