Nijah Cunningham


Nijah Cunningham is the coordinator of the Small Axe Project. He is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. His is also Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College where he is currently on leave. His work has appeared in Small Axe and The Studio Museum of Harlem exhibition catalogue, Fore. He is currently working on a book project tentatively titled “Quiet Dawn” which considers the material legacies of the revolutionary past by exploring questions of embodied performance, temporality, and the archive.

“The Resistance of the Lost Body,” in “Sylvia Wynter's 'Black Metamorphosis': A Discussion,” a special section in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, no. 49 (March 2016).
“A Queer Pier: Roundtable on the Idea of a Black Radical Tradition,” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism no. 40 (March 2013).
“dis-figure-ment,” Fore (Studio Museum in Harlem, NY: 2012).