Jean G. and Morris M. Doyl Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford
UW Kane Hall
Ato Quayson is the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyl Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford. He has published key books on a wide range of topics, including Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature (2021), Oxford Street, Accra: City Life and the Itineraries of Transnationalism (2014), and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation (2007). In addition to his scholarly work on affect, postcolonialism, and African studies, Professor Quayson produces and hosts the YouTube channel “Critic.Reading.Writing.” His Katz Distinguished Lecture will be on cosmopolitanism and nostalgia in African cities and Africa’s diverse diasporas.