Farah Griffin

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Farah Griffin
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (2021)
Christian Gauss Award (2022)[1]
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineAfrican-American literature

Farah Jasmine Griffin (born 1963) is an American academic and professor specializing in African-American literature. She is William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies,[2] chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department,[3] and Director Elect of the Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University.[4]

She received her BA degree from Harvard University in 1985. She completed her PhD from Yale University in 1992.[5]

In 2021, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship.[6]



  1. ^ "2022 Book Awards Winners".
  2. ^ "Lecture: Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University | Department of Music | University of Pittsburgh". www.music.pitt.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  3. ^ "Activism Leads Columbia to Form Black Studies Department". Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly. 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "Farah Jasmine Griffin | IRAAS Institute for Research in African-American Studies". iraas.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  5. ^ "Farah Griffin | Center for the Study of Social Difference". socialdifference.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  6. ^ "Meet the New Crop of 2021 Guggenheim Fellows". Columbia News. Retrieved 2022-04-10.
  7. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday by Farah Jasmine Griffin, Author Free Press $25 (256p) ISBN 978-0-684-86808-0". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  8. ^ Williams, Ryan Michael (2008-09-25). "Clawing at the Limits of Cool by Griffin & Washington". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  9. ^ Leubner, Ben (2010-05-01). "Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever". Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation. 6 (1). doi:10.21083/csieci.v6i1.1212. ISSN 1712-0624.
  10. ^ George, Nelson (2013-09-20). "'Harlem Nocturne,' by Farah Jasmine Griffin". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  11. ^ Batiste, Stephanie (2016-07-02). "Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II, by Farah Jasmine Griffin". The Black Scholar. 46 (3): 64–66. doi:10.1080/00064246.2016.1188361. ISSN 0006-4246. S2CID 152047614.
  12. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists of Progressive Politics During World War II by Farah Jasmine Griffin. Basic, $26.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-465-01875-8". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  13. ^ Bates, Karen Grigsby (September 10, 2013). "Harlem On Their Minds: Life In America's Black Capital". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  14. ^ "HARLEM NOCTURNE Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II by Farah Jasmine Griffin". Kirkus Reviews. June 17, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  15. ^ Jarrett, Gene (2000). "Review of "WHO SET YOU FLOWIN'?": THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MIGRATION NARRATIVE". The Black Scholar. 30 (2): 47–49. doi:10.1080/00064246.2000.11431091. JSTOR 41068882. S2CID 219315065.
  16. ^ Higbie, Andrea (August 29, 1999). "Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  17. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868 by Farah Jasmine Griffin, Editor, Rebecca Primus, Author, Addie Brown, Joint Author Alfred A. Knopf $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-679-45128-0". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  18. ^ Spring, Howard (2005-09-01). "Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies". Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation. 1 (2). doi:10.21083/csieci.v1i2.20. ISSN 1712-0624.

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