“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.I awoke and saw that life was a service.I acted and behold, service was a joy.”

Vincent R. Ogoti

Vincent R. Ogoti

Dr. Vincent Ogoti is an Assistant Professor of English and Global Black Studies at Clemson University, SC. He uses humanities and social science tools to build peaceful and sustainable communities. He was Andrew W. Mellon Public Humanities Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Humanities, the Inaugural African Studies Program Fellow at UW-Madison, and a Fulbright Fellow at Yale University. A scholar of biopolitics, violence, race, and postcoloniality, Vincent’s research primarily explores African, African American, and Caribbean literatures, theater, and new media.

Vincent holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of the African Literature Association, Journal of African Cultural Studies, and Brittle Paper.

Vincent has authored and co-produced four plays, and he is the curator of Peace Narratives Lab, which develops strategic peace narratives in contexts with competing conflict narratives.

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