Hubert Cook

Hubert Cook

Assistant Professor of English

Joined Connecticut College: 2018

B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


Black studies

African American and Caribbean literature and culture

Black sentience

Narrative theory

Affect studies

Gender studies

Hubert Cook's research focuses on affect, emotion, and performativity in late nineteenth and early twentieth century African American and Caribbean literature. 

Cook is completing his book project, "Empathy’s Dark Labor: Feeling, Fact, and the Black Subject in Late Nineteenth Century Black Narrative."

The Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation) awarded Cook its Career Enhancement Fellowship for 2021.  Cook has participated in Cornell’s School of Criticism and Theory, and he has presented at Dartmouth’s Futures of American Studies Institute. His work has also been supported by the Mellon Mays Foundation and the Provost's Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining the academy, he worked in college admissions and supported underrepresented students in international and intercultural student life programs. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University.

Select Course Taught:
Black Poetics
Fugitive James Baldwin
Introduction to African American Literature
New World Black Masculinities
Of How It Feels to Be Black

Contact Hubert Cook

Mailing Address

Hubert Cook
Connecticut College
Box #ENGLISH/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320