- Professor and Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute
- 203 Franklin Center
- Campus Box 90015
- Phone: (919) 684-2741, (919) 668-0337
- Fax: (919) 668-1919
- Office Hours: Fridays 9:00am - 11:00am
British Literature; Postcolonial Literature
Ian Baucom works on twentieth century British Literature and Culture, postcolonial and cultural studies, and African and Black Atlantic literatures. He is the author of Out of Place: Englishness, Empire and the Locations of Identity (1999, Princeton University Press), Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History (2005, Duke University Press), and co-editor of Shades of Black: Assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain (2005, Duke University Press). He has edited special issues of the South Atlantic Quarterly on Atlantic Studies and Romanticism, and is currently working on a new book project tentatively entitled The Disasters of War: On Inimical Life.