Bill Mullen

  • Professor of American Studies
  • Ph.D., English, City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, 1990

Department Information

American Studies // SIS // Faculty
Asian-American Studies // SIS // Faculty
Comparative Literature // SIS // Faculty
Interdisciplinary Studies // Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: HEAV G12
  • Office Phone: (765) 496-2856
  • Office Fax: (765) 494-3660
  • E-mail:
  • Specialization

  • 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. 

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