Casarae L. Gibson, Ph.D.

Gibson, Full Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, African American Studies

Syracuse University

Office: Sims Hall 210

Office Phone: 315-443-4426



Research and Teaching Interests

  • ·      20th and 21st Century African American Literature and Culture
  • ·      Protest Movements, Civil Unrest, and Resistance in post-Civil Rights Literature and Discourse
  • ·      Black Arts Movement Poetry, Drama, and Methodology
  • ·      Critical Race Theory
  • ·      African and African American Popular Culture
  • ·      Afrofuturism
  • ·      Hip Hop Studies and Performance

Current Courses

  • ·      Protest Movements and African American Writers
  •        African American Popular Culture
  •        African American Literatures: 20th and 21st Centuries

Selected Publications

  • “Fight the Power”: Hip-Hop and Civil Unrest in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing,"' Black Camera: An International Film Journal, (Spring 2017) 
  • "Teaching Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight through a Critical Race Theory Lens" with Venetria K. Patton, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, 6.1 (Summer 2012): 69-83.