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Farah Jasmine Griffin

William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
English and Comparative Literature, English and Comparative Literature Department
Office: 
508B Philosophy Hall
Email: 
fjg8@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-6411
Appointments
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Institute for Research on African American Studies
Biography

B.A., Harvard (1985); Ph.D.,Yale (1992). Professor Griffin's major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, history and politics. The recipient of numerous honors and awards for her teaching and scholarship, in 2006-2007 Professor Griffin was a fellow at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. She is the author of Who Set You Flowin’: The African American Migration Narrative (Oxford, 1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (Free Press, 2001) and Clawing At the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (Thomas Dunne, 2008). She is also the editor of Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus (Knopf, 1999) co-editor, with Cheryl Fish, of Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing (Beacon, 1998) and co-editor with Brent Edwards and Robert O'Meally of Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies (Columbia University Press, 2004).

Research & Other Works
Report
In-service Teacher Training for Public Primary Schools in Rural India Findings from District Morigaon (Assam) and District Medak (Andhra Pradesh)
Report
The Policy and Practice of Public Primary Curriculum in India - A study of textbooks in public primary schools of District Morigaon (Assam) and District Medak (Andhra Pradesh)
Report
Increasing the Availability of Skilled Birth Attendance in Rural India
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Increasing the Availability of Specialist Services in Rural India
Report
Inequality: A China and India Perspective
Report
Model Districts as a Roadmap for Public Health Scale-Up in India: Strategic planning experience from Assam
Report
Improving Access, Service Delivery and Efficiency of the Public Health System in Rural India
Report
Financing Health for All in India
Report
India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Agricultural Performance in Uttar Pradesh: A Historical Account
Report
Regional Economic Policies, Geography, and Growth Episodes in China's Coastal Growth Provinces: Lessons for the State of Gujarat
Report
Foreign Direct Investment in China's Provinces: Lessons for the State of Gujarat
Report
Primary Education in India: Quality and Coverage Issues
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India
Report
Global Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality
Report
Primary Health Care in India: Coverage and Quality Issues
Report
India: Towards the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Multinational Companies and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India
Report
What Constitutes Foreign Direct Investment? Comparison of India and China
Report
Global Financial Crisis, Its Impact on India and the Policy Response
Report
Model Districts as a Roadmap for Public Health Scale-up in India
Report
India's Decade of Development: Looking Back at the Last 10 Years, and Looking Forward to the Next 20
Report
Improving the Integration of Health and Nutrition Sectors in India
Report
Improving the Performance of Accredited Social Health Activists in India
Article
Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India
Article
India's Economic Reforms: The Steps Ahead
Article
India's Decade of Development
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural Tamil Nadu: Public Investment Requirements and Reform
Report
Scaling Up Primary Health Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Health Sector Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Report
National Common Minimum Programme of the Congress-Led United Progressive Alliance: Policy Reform and Public Investment Requirements
Report
Reaching the Millennium Development Goals in South Asia
Report
Global Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality
Report
Strengthening India's Strategy for Economic Growth
Report
Scaling Up Primary Education Services in Rural India: Public Investment Requirements and Policy Reform: Case Studies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Report
India's Challenge to Meet the Millennium Development Goals
Report
Foreign Direct Investment in India: Issues and Problems
Report
The Progress of Policy Reform and Variations in Performance at the Sub-National Level in India
Report
The State of State Government Finances in India
Report
Economic Reforms in China and India: Selected Issues in Industrial Policy
Report
Trends in Inter-State Inequalities of Income in India
Report
Understanding Regional Economic Growth in India
Report
The Decade of Development: Goal Setting and Policy Challenges in India
 
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