Warren Harding's work engages practices of reading, Black feminist literary and cultural criticism, and literary fieldwork in contemporary Caribbean and Afro-diasporic literary cultures. In his first monograph, tentatively titled Migratory Reading: Black Caribbean Women and the Work of Literary Cultures, he uses interviews, archival research, and close reading to study the interventions of five women: Rita Cox, Makeda Silvera, Merle Hodge, Soleida Ríos and M. NourbeSe Philip. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in SX Salon, Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, and Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International. His second project is a digital database of Caribbean Feminist and Women's Creative Writing from the 1990s.
Prior to Binghamton, he was the Diversity in Digital Publishing Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University Digital Publications where he supported the conceptualization, research and administration of a set of public-facing faculty digital publications that center the history and experience of oppressed or marginalized peoples.
He earned his PhD in Africana Studies from Brown University in 2021. His research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
- PhD, AM, Brown University
- BA, Oberlin College
- Caribbean literature and culture
- Black studies
- Black and Caribbean women's writing
- Diaspora and migration studies
- Literary fieldwork
- Digital humanities