Zachary Manditch-Prottas is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching work at the nexus of African American literature, Black cultural studies and theories of gender and sexuality.
His work has been featured in current and forthcoming publications in African Americanist literary criticism including: African American Review, Callaloo, James Baldwin in Context and Words Beats and Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture. His current research considers the Black Arts Movement, the origins of Black Pulp Fiction, and the novels of Donald Goines.