Andrew Sargent

Andrew Sargent

Professor; Program Coordinator, African & African American Literature Minor
Main Hall 536


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Princeton University


  • African American Literature
  • American Literature
  • Literature and Culture of the Civil Rights Era
  • Film and Popular Culture
  • Race, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

  • LIT 202: African American Literature I
  • LIT 203: African American Literature II
  • LIT 205: Harlem Renaissance
  • LIT 309: Thoughts/Writings of Martin Luther King
  • FLM 202: American Themes: Screening the Police
  • ENG 400: Literature & Culture of the Civil Rights Era
  • LIT 200: American Literature I
  • LIT 165: Topics in Literature
  • WRT 120: Effective Writing I

Selected Publications

  • "How to Get Away with Blackface: Performances of Black Masculinity in Tropic Thunder." The Journal of Popular Culture 50.6 (December 2017): 1400-1420.
  • "Miami Vice." The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd Edition. St. James Press, 2013: 552-553.
  • "Police in Television." The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia. Los Angeles: Sage Reference, 2012: 1767-1774.
  • Review of The Spirituals by Dos Vatos Films (PBS documentary on African American spirituals) (2008)

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