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Bill Mullen

Bill Mullen

Professor of English and American Studies

Ph.D., English, City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, 1990

Office: HEAV 315
Office Phone: (765) 494-3735
Office Fax: (765) 494-3660


American Literature and Studies; African American Studies; Cultural Studies; Working-Class Studies; Critical Race Theory; Marxist Theory

Bill V. Mullen is Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue.  His books include Afro-Orientalism (Minnesota, 2004) a study of interethnic anti-racist alliance between Asian and African Americans, and Popular Fronts: Chicago and African American Cultural Politics 1935-1946 (University of Illinois, 1999).  He has edited five other books in collaboration with Sherry Lee Linkon, James Smethurst and Fred Ho.  He has been a Fulbright lecturer at Wuhan University in the People’s Republic of China.   He is faculty adviser to Students for Justice in Palestine at Purdue.  His most recent publication is entitled “Building the Palestinian International” in the Social Text on-line dossier Periscope:

Mullen teaches courses in African American Literature and Culture, American Studies, Working-Class Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Literature. He is currently working on a political biography of W.E.B. Du Bois entitled Unamerican: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution.