Kimberly Bain

Ph.D. in English
Certificate in African American Studies

Kimberly Bain joined the Department of English at Princeton University in 2015. Prior to joining the department, she earned her B.A. in English and Asian Civilizations and Languages at Amherst College.

Kimberly’s most pressing intellectual interests include the fields of transnational American literature and the literatures and cultures of the Global South. More specifically, her interests have consolidated around questions of diaspora, structural power, environmental racism, resistance, embodiment, and subjection and subjecthood in the histories and narratives of postcolonialism and enslavement. Her current project, which looks to approach a theory of black breath and praxis of black breathing, critically takes up these considerations. She also makes frequent forays into media studies and digital humanities