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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Faculty - Christopher Wise

Christopher Wise

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-3237
Office: HU 251
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PhD, Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside
MA, English, University of Oklahoma
BA, English & French, Northwestern College (Iowa)

Portrait of Christopher Wise

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Comparative Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • African Studies
  • Translation

Selected Publications


Archive of the Umarian Tijaniyya, Washington D.C.: Sahel Nomad, 2017

Sorcery, Totem, and Jihad in African Philosophy, New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

In Search of Yambo Ouologuem, Vlaeberg, South Africa: Chimurenga Books, 2011.

The Timbuktu Chronicles, 1493-1599 C.E.: Al Hajj Mahmud Kati’s Tarikh al fattash Trenton, New Jersey & Asmara, Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2011.

Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2011.

Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East, New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009.