Princeton University, English
Emanuela Kucik is a fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Princeton University’s Department of English; in addition, she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in the Department of African American Studies. She received her M.A. from Princeton University (2014) and her B.A. with Highest Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012). Her research examines the connections between African American literature and Genocide Studies, and her dissertation is a literary history of how the term genocide has been deployed in relation to Black communities in Post-Holocaust era writing. The project focuses specifically on the intersections of Post-World War II African American literature, Holocaust studies/discourse, and accounts of the Rwandan and Darfuri genocides.