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RA Judy

RA Judy is Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Author of (Dis)forming the American Canon: The Vernacular of African Arabic American Slave Narrative (Minnesota, 1992), which provided the first translation of the early nineteenthcentury Ben Ali Arabic manuscript, and Sentient Flesh, Thinking in Disorder/Poiēsis in Black (Duke, 2020) which received the 2023 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, he has published numerous important essays including "Kant and the Negro," "The Question of Nigga Authenticity," "Fanon's Body of Black Experience," "On W.E.B. Du Bois and Hyperbolic Thinking," "Sayyid Qutb's fiqh al- wāqi'ī, or New Realist Science," "For Dignity: Tunisia and the Poetry of Emergent Democratic Humanism, " and "Restless Flying, A Black Study of Revolutionary Humanism."