Tao Leigh Goffe

Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural History
Department of Africana Studies/Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

180 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-6480

Tao Leigh Goffe

Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural History
Department of Africana Studies/Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Black feminisms; literature and literary theory; sound studies; media studies; African diaspora in the Americas; Afro-Europe; Afro-Asia; history of photography

Current Research Interest

Decolonial thought and ecologies; Black temporality and crisis; epistemic violence; Black and Indigenous cosmologies

Distinction

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Outstanding Article Prize

Selected Publications

Goffe, Tao Leigh. “Bigger than the Sound: The Jamaican Chinese Infrastructures of Reggae.” Small Axe 24, no. 3 (63) (2020): 97–127.

Goffe, Tao Leigh. “The Precarity of Black Motherhood.” Boston Review (August 9, 2019).

Cornell Research Website Article

DJs, Linnaeus, and Plantation History