Mark Christian Thompson is Professor of English, at Johns Hopkins University, where his research and teaching concentrate on the comparative critical study of race in German and African American literature, politics and culture. He approaches his fields of inquiry from a wide range of critical perspectives, including political theory, aesthetics, the history of anthropology, and cultural studies. He is the author of three books: Anti-Music Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought between the Wars (SUNY Press June 2018); Kafka’s Blues: Figurations of Racial Blackness in the Construction of an Aesthetic (Northwestern University Press 2016); and Black Fascisms: African American Literature and Culture Between the War (University of Virginia Press 2007).

Interview with Hopkins Magazine

Interview with Roš Chodeš Magazine (in Czech)

Mark Christian Thompson CV