Stephen Best is the author of two books: The Fugitive’s Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession (University of Chicago, 2004), a study of property, poetics, and legal hermeneutics in 19th-century American literary and legal culture; and, most recently, None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life (Duke University Press, 2018). His work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, the Humanities Research Institute (University of California), and the Ford Foundation. In 2015–2016, he was the Mary Bundy Scott Professor at Williams College. He is this spring (2020) the Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University.
Shadow Acts: On Tavia Nyong’o’s “Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life” and Stephen Best’s “None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life”
Nicholas T Rinehart looks at two recently published books by Tavia Nyong’o and Stephen Best....