Christopher Winks (PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University;
MA, Poetics, New College of California; BA, French, University of
California, Berkeley) is a scholar of comparative modernisms, with
particular emphasis on Caribbean and Latin American literature and
African-American studies. He has taught at New York University (where
he received an award for his teaching), Columbia University, Medgar
Evers College/CUNY, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the
Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City). He has published numerous
reviews and articles, as well as translations from French, German, and
Spanish, in journals and anthologies. He was a founding editor of Black Renaissance / Renaissance Noire, a Pan-Africanist journal of culture and politics, and is currently completing a book, Golden Lands, Magic Cities: (Trans)Figurations of Utopia in Caribbean Literature.
Future research plans include a study of exiled European artistic and
political communities in Mexico during the 1940s and 1950s.