Lavelle Porter is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, and a B.A. in history from Morehouse College. His writing has appeared in venues such as The New Inquiry, Black Perspectives, and Poetry Foundation. His first book, The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in October 2019.