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Marcellus Blount

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
English and Comparative Literature, English and Comparative Literature Department
Office: 
606a Philosophy
Email: 
mb33@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854 3227
Biography

At Columbia since 1985, Prof. Blount teaches American and African American literary and cultural studies. He has been a Research Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia, a Visiting Fellow at Wesleyan's Center for Afro-American Studies, a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. He has published essays in PMLA, Callaloo, American Literary History, and Southern Review. He co-edited Representing Black Men with George Cunningham. His first book is entitled In a Broken Tongue: Rediscovering African American Poetry. His current project is entitled Listening for My Name: African American Men and the Politics of Friendship. He was the Sterling Brown '22 Visiting Professor of English at Williams College.

Research & Other Works
Article
Users' guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency
Article
Lessons from Katrina – What Went Wrong, What Was Learned, Who’s Most Vulnerable
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Mental Health Services in Louisiana School-Based Health Centers Post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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Prevalence and Predictors of Mental Health Distress Post-Katrina: Findings From the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study
Report
The Recovery Divide: Poverty and the Widening Gap Among Mississippi Children and Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina
Report
Mississippi Child and Family Health Study — Toplines
Report
On the Edge: Children and Families Displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Face a Looming Medical and Mental Health Crisis
Report
The Recovery Divide: Poverty and the Widening Gap Among Mississippi Children and Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina: Executive Summary
Report
On the Edge: Children and Families Displaced by Hurricanes Katrina andRita Face a Looming Medical and Mental Health Crisis: Executive Summary
 
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