Farah Jasmine Griffin

Columbia University

Farah Jasmine Griffin is the inaugural Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department and the William E. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She is the author of “Who Set You Flowin’?”: The African-American Migration Narrative (1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (2002), Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (2008), and Harlem Nocture: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II (2013).

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