Wesleyan portrait of Marina  Bilbija

Marina Bilbija

Assistant Professor of English

285 Court Street, 205

Assistant Professor, African American Studies


BA University of Sarajevo
MA University of Pennsylvania
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Marina Bilbija

In her writing and teaching alike, Marina Bilbija analyzes the role of print culture, more specifically, magazines and newspapers, in the making of black internationalist publics. Her work thus bridges the concerns of African American and Global Anglophone literary studies with those of book history. Bilbija’s current book manuscript, Worlds of Color: Black Print Networks and the Making of the Anglophone World shows how a vibrant culture of citation, advertising, and reprinting between black and anti-racist editors in the UK, US, and Nigeria produced a new black literary and political sphere that she refers to as “the Black Anglosphere.” Her other scholarly interests include interdisciplinarity in the black intellectual tradition (especially in the work of W.E.B. Du Bois), and comparative studies of race and ethnicity. Her work has appeared in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Oxford Bibliographies, the South Atlantic Review, and Modern Fiction Studies. 

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Office Hours

Fall 2018

MW: 10AM-12:00 PM



Spring 2024
ENGL 286 - 01
Harlem Renaissance Literature

ENGL 338 - 01
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Fall 2024
CHUM 392 - 01
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