is Assistant Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction
(Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts.
carrington’s writing has appeared in Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society
, Sounding Out!
, African & Black Diaspora
, Journal of the African Literature Association
magazine for the Studio Museum in Harlem, and books including A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance
, the Eisner Award-winning The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Art
, Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0
, and Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call
In 2015, he co-organized the first Queers & Comics
international conference through CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies
in New York. He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Literary Theory, Black Liberation Movements, LGBT Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.