New York University, American Studies
Samuel Ng is a seventh-year doctoral candidate in the American Studies program at New York University. His research interests include African American history and culture in the twentieth century, social movements, gender, queer theory, performance, and affect studies. His dissertation, “Bodies in Danger: The Politics of Black Mourning in the United States, 1917-1955,” examines the emergence and development of mourning as a viable basis for black political organizing and protest in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. He plans to join the Africana Studies Department at Smith College as an assistant professor in the fall of 2017.